Friday, January 24, 2014

FFWD - Moules Mariniere


This week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe is a classic - Moules Mariniere (mussels in white wine broth).  This is only the second time I have cooked mussels, but I learnt my lesson about the beards well, and this time, there were no nasty surprises in my mussels.

I used Sauternes as the wine, as I had some in the fridge.  There's not much else to say about this dish - just that it was good. 


I could only buy 1kg of mussels (for one person!), so with the leftovers, I made a mussel omelette the next day: 


This was pretty good too.

To see what the other Doristas thought of this week's dish, visit the LYL section of the website.

29 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a great idea to make a mussel omelette! :D My favourite mussels are the live black ones. They're so good!

tricia s. said...

I also love the omelette idea- never would have thought of that ! I was surprised when Dorie suggested using them for salad as well. I guess when we usually serve mussels we don't have leftovers :)

Liz Berg said...

Oh, double yummy!!! Glad you enjoyed these, too :)

Mardi Michels said...

How intriguing - a mussel omelette! Wonder if I would taste the mussels? Great use of leftovers!

Amy said...

Yes, great idea on the omelet. We've made crawfish omelets, but never thought to do mussels!

Ei said...

I've only ever bought debearded mussels before. I'm pretty sure that the ones sold locally here in Italy will have beards. Should be interesting to remove them. Glad you liked this!

Trevor Sis Boom said...

Alas, we had no leftovers but had we I think I would have loved this omelet! Great idea!

Sara said...

I would never have thought to make an omelet from leftover mussels. How interesting! Nicely done all around!

Cher Rockwell said...

Mussel omelette! I like the idea of that. These were so good!

Kathy said...

Glad you enjoyed the mussels. I am not a shellfish person…a few bites and that’s about it! My hubby loved them…and I enjoyed the bread and broth.

Cakelaw said...

It is pretty gross - a bit offputting - but speaking from experience, it's far worse if you leave them on!

Cakelaw said...

You can taste the mussels, but they are less fishy when mixed with the egg.

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Nana said...

For our Christmas Eve mussels I always give that
chore to someone else. Thank goodness Tricia's husband is a good sport because the last two years he gladly cleaned them for me. I love the idea of
the omelette, it looks delicious.

Mary Hirsch said...

Gaye, the omelet is impressive. Beautiful looking. My omelets are always on the "homely side". Your pix reminded me that working on my omelet technique is one of my winter projects. I certainly did not eat my 2 pounds of mussels and except for Dorie's Bonne Idee and Cher's suggestion to use with pasta, I had no tricks up my sleeve for the leftovers. And, I had lots of those little mothers to use up. Nice post and I am glad you liked this week's recipe.

Gracie ~ Food Fascination said...

mussel omelette, I'll have to try it!

Blond Duck said...

That kind of scares me!

Guru Uru said...

The omelette sounds so gourmet :D

Cheers
CCU

Rose said...

Interesting idea for using up leftovers. My husband loves mussels so no matter how many I buy, we never seem to have leftovers.

Diane Balch said...

Good not great. I wish I could figure out what would heighten the flavor of this recipe?

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Your mussels looks wonderful and what a creative idea to make an omelette with the leftover mussels the next day - it all sounds and looks delicious!

Christy said...

Great idea to make a mussel egg dish, I would not have thought of that combo! We loved this too - glad you took the beards off, I can only imagine what that would have been like.

Cakelaw said...

It's one of the hazards of living alone - there are usually leftovers!

yummychunklet said...

Oh, what a great idea for a mussel omelette. I never would've thought of that.

Betsy said...

I think mussels are great for a single diner. I used to make them often when I lived alone. An omelet with the leftovers sounds great. Interesting that the mussels I get here are typically beardless, but you are right, the beards are not very appetizing.

Maria Zioga said...

I did not make this this week because I don't like mussels very much! I am glad you enjoyed this and the omelette is a great idea to utilise leftovers :).

Do you have Pinterest? I've created a board for our FFwD group where you can pin the photographs of your recipes! Here is the link http://www.pinterest.com/psipsi/french-fridays-with-dorie/

Geraldine Saucier said...

Love the mussel omelet. This was a delicious dish we made this week in FFWD:)

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Maria, I do. Shall have to remember this. I am mobile phone blogging only this week, but will start pinning when I am back at my computer.

Guyla said...

I haven't done this one yet! Yours look delicious and so does your omelet