Unbelievable Mussels with Chilli


Cooking Methods

  • Braising

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

30 minutes


    2 x packs Food Lover’s Half Shell Mussels 450g, defrosted
    1 medium sized leek, halved and thinly sliced
    10 ml Food Lover’s Crushed Garlic
    15 ml butter
    250 ml Unbelievable White wine
    125 ml fresh cream
    1-2 red chillies
    30 ml chopped parsley
    Lemon wedges (optional)


    Heat butter in a large pan; add leek and garlic. Saute until leek is soft
    Slice chilli (how much depends on the level of heat you like!) and add to the leek mixture; fry for a couple of seconds
    Add wine and mussels to pan; simmer, covered, to heat mussels through properly and ensure they are cooked, about 10 minutes
    Remove mussels with a slotted spoon and pour in cream, tossing in half the parsley as well. Stir well and cook until mixture thickens slightly
    add the warm mussels back to the pan
    Serve immediately, accompanied by crusty French bread to mop up the delicious sauce. Add a squeeze of lemon juice if you like


Ps. You can substitute Food Lover’s Garlic Mussels for added garlicky taste; just don’t add too much chilli in this instance as it will totally mask the more gentle garlic flavour.

Products used: FLM Half Shell Mussels, FLM Garlic Mussels, Unbelievable White wine, FLM garlic crushed, red chilli, leek, Bakery French loaf

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