Mussels are a really amazing ingredient for so many reasons, and you guys really should be cooking more dishes with them! They take no time at all to cook and they are so versatile that they pair easily with many different flavours, you can be much more adventurous than a standard Moules Mariniere. Even more importantly than their heavenly flavour, is the fact that these little blighters are sustainable and they keep our oceans clean, so you really should chose them over overfished fishes like cod and tuna. The best bit of news (for those reading in the UK!) is that the seas around us produce some of the best mussels in Europe, but right now the majority of our stocks are sent to the mainland because theres not enough of an appetite here! Crazy! Think about that the next time you are eating Moules and Frites in Brussels, France or Spain! So, without further ado, here are a bunch of easy mussel recipes from around the web for you to give a go at home!
So, I’m going to kick things off with my own recipe (it’s my blog after all!).This easy mussel recipe is constantly one of the most popular on my blog and one of my personal favourites. The saltiness of the mussels works so well with the sweet, hot, Thai flavoured broth. If you are a fan of Thai food and shellfish, why have you not tried this yet?!
Easy Green Curry with Mussels and Bok Choy by Happy Kitchen.Rocks
To carry on the Asian theme of my recipe, the lovely Elena from Happy Kitchen.Rocks brings us this awesome green curry that only takes 30minutes to make…30 minutes!! Mussels and anchovies bring flavours of the ocean to this flavoursome dish. If you have given my Thai Mussels a go, then do give this one a go, it has similar flavours, but the mussels aren’t served in a shell and the sauce is much thicker.
Smoky Mussels Braised in Hopus Beer by The BBQ Bastard
Ok, lets switch things up in here, the awesome Simon aka The BBQ Bastard, shows us how to cook mussels on a (you guessed it!) barbecue. The idea of that smoky flavour mixing with ocean fresh mussels is just too much! Rather than going down the classical white wine and mussel dish, Simon has paired these smokey bad boys with a blond, hoppy beer to get another layer of flavour. They’re definitely on my BBQ list this year!
Spaghetti with Mussels and Chorizo by The Hungry Bluebird
Right, on to a couple of pasta dishes. First up is this tasty treat from Kelly over at The Hungry Bluebird who serves us up a bowlful of Spanish flavours. Chorizo goes so so well with mussels (as does bacon, seriously people, give it a go!) and the flavour that it gives the broth is so intense. Serving these up on a bed of spaghetti is such a great idea as all of delicious sauce coats every last strand.
San Diego Mussel & Clam Linguine by Diversivore
I couldn’t do this round up without featuring a recipe from the super talented Sean at Diversivore, who brings this awesome linguine bowl of awesomeness to your table. Sean pairs the mussels up with some clams and serves alongside an amazing list of ingredients that includes basil leaves, zucchini (courgette for us Brits!) blossoms and coconut milk. The best bit? Only 20minutes cooking time!
Stuffed Mussels: Delicious Seafood Appetizer by Pooja’s Cookery
These beautiful stuffed mussels from Pooja just had to make it on to my easy mussel recipes list, they look beautiful and only take 30 minutes to make, a sure fire way to impress your guests. The mussel meat is cooked with herbs and spices, placed back into the shell and sprinkled with parmesan. Whats more to say other than nom nom nom!
Easy Seafood Chowder Recipe by My Forking Life
Not only has Tanya from My Forking Life got an awesome name for her blog, she also has this banging seafood chowder recipe! In keeping with this post of easy mussel recipes, this warm your soul dish takes a mere 40 minutes to put together. The mussels are paired with shrimp and crab meat to get a true flavour over the ocean.
Mussels in White Wine by Caroline’s Cooking
I couldn’t finish this easy mussel recipes list without including a dish that most people are familiar with, the classic mussels cooked in white wine. This recipe from Caroline has just seven ingredients, takes 12 minutes to make and the flavours and aromas will take you back to happy times on holiday. If you’ve never cooked mussels before, start with this recipe, it really doesn’t get much easier!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup of some of the best mussel recipes from the world of food bloggers and it’s tempted you to into the kitchen to give these tasty little treats a go for yourself. Easy peasy!