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Mussels A La Normandie

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  Mussels 2 Quart
  Cider 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Mixed herbs 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Butter 3 Tablespoon

Open the mussels over a high heat, and remove one of the two half shells that belong to each mussel.
Strain the water from the shellfish through muslin or a tea towel.
Now put this strained liquor into a saucepan with the glass of cider, the bunch of mixed herbs, 2 tablespoonfuls of butter, 1 tablespoonful of chopped shallots, and some pepper.
Bring to boil and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
Next add the mussels to the sauce, cover again, and cook for 5 minutes.
Just before serving, bind the sauce with 1 tablespoonful of melted butter into which I tablespoonful of flour has been stirred.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 554 Calories from Fat 176

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.3%

Saturated Fat 7.8 g38.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 156.6 mg52.2%

Sodium 1376.1 mg57.3%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.35 g1.4%

Sugars 14.3 g

Protein 57 g113.5%

Vitamin A 28.7% Vitamin C 66.6%

Calcium 13.3% Iron 104.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Mussels A La Normandie Recipe