Mussels in White Wine Sauce (Moules Marinières) with French Fries is a favorite ‘go to’ meal for me in the USA and in France. In France, we always wait until the beginning of June when the bouchots are available. They are small and oh so tasty!
Unfortunately, we don’t have bouchots in the USA, but all is not lost…especially since you don’t have to wait until June. If you shop Costco, you will find them in the fresh seafood area. … beautiful PEI (Prince Edward Island) mussels from Canada. One of the bags (5 lbs or so) from Costco will feed 4-5 reasonable people. Reasonable? Who is reasonable when it comes to mussels?
Great meal for a crowd….especially if you opt for frozen fries baked in the oven. Whether you pluck each mussel from its shell using an empty shell as a pincher, or you pop them in half and slurp directly from the shell, this is a perfect time to use your French terry towel/napkins
Don’t forget the baguette for ‘sopping’ the sauce…..