Taking some time from my blog, re-design, battles to share favorite recipe, hope you like it!
Popular in Belgium and northern France, Moules frites is simply Mussels and French Fries served with a tasty dipping sauce; this recipe caught my eye when Bobby Flay did one of his Throwdowns on the Food Network show. Tried it and loved it! It’s perfect anytime, especially for a barbeque.
4 lbs of black mussels
1/2 oz chopped garlic
1 oz olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 oz white wine
Soak the mussels in cold water and clean one by one to make sure all sand and grit are out.
In the meantime, whisk together mustard and water until smooth, then whisk in mayonnaise and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, set aside.Cook french fries according to package instructions and keep warm in oven if necessary.
In a large pot put olive oil and butter and melt under a low heat.Add shallots and garlic and cook on top of stove for 1 minute.
Add the mussels and toss in pot to mix with olive oil and butter mixture. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until mussels just open wide, 4 to 6 minutes, checking frequently after 4 minutes and transferring as cooked to a bowl. (Discard any mussels that remain unopened.)
Add the white wine and allow a minute more.
Toss in the parsley and then pour liquid over mussels in a serving bowl.
Serve with fries and mustard mayonnaise.