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Moules marinere

Week 8, session 1

This week is crustaceans and molluscs, my absolute favourite and the week I’ve been waiting for!

The first session was moules marinere. I have grown up preparing and eating these with my Dad and my brother so knew this wouldn’t be a challenge, just a good excuse to make something delicious and learn the precise method. Turns out, my Dad had got this pretty spot on so I didn’t learn too much.

However, the small differences were that the onions were cooked really slowly in butter which made them really sweet and the white wine was mixed with water and then reduced which made it less acidic. Finally, a knob of butter was mixed into the stock before serving. Very French!

Today was a fasting day for me so these were perfect because they are low in fat (except the added butter) and carbs and therefore calories. And really worth waiting for!

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