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Moules Mariniere

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Moules Mariniere is a french mussels recipe prepared with shallots and dry white wine. Flavored with bouquet garni and parsley, the Moules Mariniere is a french favorite and can be served with french fries.
  Shallots 2 , finely chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Bouquet garni 1
  Parsley sprigs 2
  Mussels 3 1⁄6 Pint, scrubbed, soaked for 1 hour in cold water and drained
  Dry white wine 1 Pint (600 Milliliter)
  Butter 2 Ounce, cut into small pieces (50 Gram)
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Put the shallots, garlic and herbs in a large buttered saucepan.
Discard any mussels which are not tightly shut or do not close if sharply tapped, and any that have broken shells or have floated in the water.
Arrange the remaining mussels in the pan and pour over the wine.
Scatter over half the butter, cover and bring to the boil.
Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the mussel shells open.
Remove the mussels from the pan and remove one shell from each one.
Arrange the mussels in a warmed serving dish and keep hot.
Remove the bouquet garni and parsley sprigs from the pan and boil the liquid rapidly until it has reduced by one third and has thickened.
Stir in the seasoning and remaining butter until it has melted.
Pour over the mussels, sprinkle over the parsley and serve at once.

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