Mussels In Cream Sauce (Mouclade à la crème)

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"This recipe comes from a wonderful cookbook which my mother gave to me many years ago."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (1323.2 g)
  • Calories 1372
  • Total Fat - 64 g
  • Saturated Fat - 30.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 412.7 mg
  • Sodium - 3043.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 46.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 1.6 g
  • Protein - 123.8 g
  • Calcium - 435.3 mg
  • Iron - 40.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 87.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.7 mg

Step 1

Heat oven to moderate 180c 350F

Step 2

Scrape and wash the mussels thoroughly, using several changes of water. Drain thoroughly making sure no sand remains on the shells.

Step 3

Put the mussels in a large pan, add the white wine, thyme bay leaf, parsley and dash of pepper.

Step 4

Bring to boil, shake the pan and remove the mussels with a slotted spoon as they open; discard any empty shells or unopened mussels.

Step 5

Arrange the mussels in a single layer, very close together, in a large ovenproof serving dish.

Step 6

Reduce the cooking liquid and add the curry powder. Add the cream and leave to simmer for a while, until the sauce is smooth, but not too thick.

Step 7

(If necessary, thicken the sauce with a little paste made by mixing the flour with some water until smooth and add just a little to sauce mix.)

Step 8

Adjust the seasoning and strain the sauce over the mussels, place the dish in a moderate oven for 4-5 minutes.

Step 9

Remove dish and serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Delicious and thoroughly enjoyed every one of those mussels, the only change I would make would be to saute a little minced garlic with the butter before putting in the mussels and other ingredients and as I used thick cream I found I didn't need the flour. Also I strained the sauce into a large jug and then poured over the mussels so the liquid was distributed evenly and served with some toasted crusty bread. Thank you Tisme made for Alphabet Soup game.

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(2 Aug 2017)