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Blue mussels recipe

Delicate delicacy in a hard shell: Blue mussels in a white wine broth

Shells are enjoying a growing popularity and not only while a vacation at the sea. While scallops or oysters are very popular eaten purely, blue mussels are enjoyed in their juices. For a perfect result, we recommend steaming them so that the mussels remain juicy and tender. Bosch Serie 8 ovens come with this special ingredient, the steaming function. And now: Bon Appetit.

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Ingredients | For 4 servings

Universal pan
Mussels:
  • 1.5 kg blue mussels
Vegetable and wine mixture:
  • 2 onions
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 120 g carrots
  • 60 g parsley root
  • 100 g celery
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 200 ml dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp herbs (parsley, celery leaves)
  • Chopped salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground

Preparation

1. Wash the blue mussels thoroughly under cold, running water. Brush them as often as necessary to remove sand and calcium residues. Pull the beards off with your fingers. Discard any open mussels that do not close when you tap on one of the shells. These may be spoiled. Shake the mussels in a sieve, rinse again thoroughly and drain well.

2. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Trim and peel the carrots, parsley root and celery and cut into pieces approx. 1 cm in size. Wash the lemon in hot water, dry it, grate the peel finely and squeeze the juice.

3. Heat the olive oil in a pot. Sautèe the onions and garlic until clear. Add the vegetable pieces and sweat for 4-5 minutes, stirring continuously. Pour in the white wine and lemon juice, sprinkle herbs on top and season all the ingredients with salt and pepper.

4. Arrange the mussels in the universal pan. Pour the vegetable and wine mixture along with the lemon peel over the mussels. Cook as indicated.

5. After 6 minutes' cooking time, mix the mussels once with a large spatula or briefly remove the universal pan and shake it. Then finish cooking as indicated.

Setting procedure

Steaming

100 °C

Cooking time: 10-12 minutes

Tip

If you want to serve mussels as a main dish, we recommend pairing that special meal with a classical served side dish: Home-made bread for dipping the mussel’s stock.

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