March 24, 2020

Mussels with bacon and creamy sauce

Do you have your favourite dish? But truly favourite, that one which you are cooking over and over again and even if you have some alternative recipes you stick to the original one. The one while during eating, you keep repeating that this is the best thing you could've ever eaten. Just to convinced even yourself again, to strengthen my belief that this is really my favourite dish. Mussels with bacon and creamy sauce - this is definitely my favourite one. Best in the summer during golden hour with a glass of a good chilled white wine. Ask all of my family they will surely confirm it! I don't believe some of them haven't tried it yet. 

  • 1 kg mussels
  • 2 shallots 
  • 1 garlic clove 
  • 250 g smoked bacon
  • 30 g butter
  • 125 ml white wine
  • 500 ml double cream 
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  •  parsley
  1. Clean mussels well. Remove all the seaweed and wash them with sponge in cold water. Set aside.
  2. Chop shallots, fry on pan with olive oil until golden. Add crushed garlic and bacon fry until bacon is crispy. (use a pan big enough for all ingredients).
  3. Add mussels and white wine, by using a lighter create a flame to burn out the alcohol. 
  4. Add cream and butter and cover the pan with a lid. Cook on the medium heat until all mussels will open. 
  5. Finish with fresh ground pepper and chopped parsley. (You can add some extra salt if needed, depends how salty the bacon was.)
  6. Serve with French fries or simply with baguette.

I am planing, making lists and preparing for the better times. I will be ready with no excuses this time. This is how I do not get crazy.

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