Brancaster Mussels in Season

Brancaster Mussels in Season
Saturday 01 September 2012 to Monday 01 April 2013

Enjoy our local speciality, fresh mussels from Brancaster Staithe Harbour, we will be stocking them right through the season!

These delicious shellfish can be enjoyed during months with an ‘r’ in them, so roughly from September to April depending on how warm early autumn and spring are.

Mussels are easy to cook and look impressive, so they are an ideal dinner-party dish. They are quick to prepare and cook, so they are also ideal for quick mid-week meals or snacks. As an added bonus they are economical (allow 500g per person for a main meal, half this for a starter).

Moules Mariniere


–       500g Mussels

–      1 Onion (Finely Chopped

–       1/3 Bottle White Wine

–       Salt & Pepper

–       100ml Single Cream

–       Oil



–      Wash and scrub any beards and nasty bits from the Mussels.

–      In a pan sauté the onion until soft.

–       Add the wine and bring to the boil, add the Mussels and cover. Simmer for 10 – 15 minutes until all Mussels have opened (any that do not open, discard).

–      Take off the heat and gently stir in the Cream. Ladle into warm bowls and serve with good crusty bread.



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