• LOVE MUSSELS? LOVE OUR MUSSEL POTS

    Mussels offer an impressive and tasty addition to a range of occasions, whether you are hosting a sophisticated dinner party or simply cooking for family and friends.

    This ingredient definitely deserves star treatment, which is why our range of mussel pots are the perfect vessel for presenting your seafood creations to your guests. Our Large Mussel Crock Pot is perfect if you wish to serve the meal as a whole, making a statement on any dining table. Alternatively, our Individual Mussel Pots are great for serving individual portions.

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    Here are a few of our favourite mussel recipes to give you some inspiration:

    Moules Marinières

    A classic French recipe that uses white wine and herbs to bring out the fresh flavour of the mussels.

    Ingredients:

    • 1.8kg fresh mussels
    • 100ml dry white wine
    • 20g unsalted butter
    • 1 white onion, chopped
    • 4 bay leaves
    • 8 thyme sprigs
    • 2 tbsp whipping cream
    • 3 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped

    Method:

    1. Wash mussels thoroughly under cold water, discarding any that float or remain closed. Meanwhile, boil the wine in a pan for 30 seconds.
    2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a high heat, adding the onion, bay leaves and thyme. Stir and add the wine after 10 seconds.
    3. Bring to the boil, add the mussels to the mixture and cover. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the mussels open. Stir in the whipping cream and chopped parsley.
    4. Serve the mussels in our Mussel Pots, with fresh bread for dipping on the side.

    Mussel and Tomato Chowder

    A light yet punchy dish that uses fresh tomatoes and tobacco to compliment the shellfish.

    Ingredients:

    • 1kg fresh mussels
    • 400ml fish or chicken stock
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 potato, peeled and cubed
    • 1 white onion, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 thyme sprig
    • 200ml white wine
    • 300g cherry tomatoes
    • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
    • 1 tbsp tabasco

    Method:

    1. Wash mussels thoroughly under cold water, discarding any that float or remain closed. Meanwhile, bring the stock to a simmer in a large pan.
    2. Add the mussels to the stock and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the mussels open. Drain and reserve the cooking liquid.
    3. Heat the oil in the pan and add the onion and potato, stirring for 2-3 minutes until the onion softens. Add the garlic, herbs and white wine and simmer for a further 1-2 minutes.
    4. Add in the cooking liquid from earlier, passing through a fine sieve to capture any grit, and simmer until the potatoes soften. Add in the tomatoes and chopped parsley and simmer until the tomatoes start to burst.
    5. Put a few mussels to one side for serving. Remove the rest from their shells and add to the chowder, seasoning with the tobasco (you can use more or less tabasco depending on your tastes). Serve the chowder in our Mussel Pots, adding the shelled mussels on top to decorate.

    Spiced Broth Mussels

    With tasty and warming Asian flavours, this recipe is sure to impress your dinner guests.

    Ingredients:

    • 500g mussles
    • 400ml coconut milk
    • 125ml coconut cream
    • 5 coriander sprigs, crushed
    • 2 lemongrass, halved and bruised
    • 1cm ginger, sliced
    • 6 lime leaves, crushed
    • 2 small green chillies, crushed
    • 2 tbsp fish sauce
    • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice

    Method:

    1. Wash mussels thoroughly under cold water, discarding any that float or remain closed. Meanwhile, add the crushed coriander sprigs, coconut milk, lemongrass and ginger to a pan and bring to the boil, then simmer for 4 minutes.
    2. Add the lime leaves, chillies and coconut cream to the pan and stir in thoroughly. Add the mussels and fish sauce, cover and return to the boil. Simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring regularly until the mussels open.
    3. Once all the mussels are open, add in the lime juice and season to taste. Serve in our Mussel Pots and sprinkle with extra coriander leaves if desired.

    To shop our range of Mussel Pots, head over to our Kitchen & Dining section online or, alternatively, visit our store for a wide variety of home and gift products.