Mussels are on every menu in town cause’ theyre cheap! and people seem to think they’re expensive or ‘posh’ for some reason, so us cooks make a killing off them (crap pun I know).

In actual fact you can get them in Tesco these days – the ones that have a fresh fish counter and they’re about £3 for a bag.

Here’s a basic recipe for Moules Marinieres but add what you like to it – bacon, surf clams, corriander all great options.

So you’ll need –

  • A cup full of sliced shallots/ diced onion
  • Sliced garlic, about 3 cloves
  • Your bag of mussels
  • 1 cup of cheap white wine
  • 1 cup of cream
  • Chopped parsley

Fry the onions in some hot oil, add the wine and garlic and cook a couple of minutes

Add the mussels and the cream and the parsley and put a lid on it for about five minutes.

The mussels are cooked when the shells are fully opened and tender.