Moules à la provençale.
|Tiny urban kitchen: Moules a la Provencale at home.|
On an ordinary, chillier-than-normal April weekend, I decided to go item-shopping, and found fresh moules (mussels) & suddenly I had flashbacks of Southern France - Provence - Camargue - Saintes Maries de la Mer.
|view of Port Gardien, Stes Maries de la Mer (rue Theodore Aubanel)|
Unforgettable holidays are often completely unplanned: good company, chillout music and beautiful scenery all around, lead you to the most unexpected places; great discoveries are off the beaten track.
|Moules Marinieres en Camargue|
|The heart of a pearly clam...delicious|
|Moules...no more :(|
Last night, as I was going though holiday snapshots, Mike was making Moules Marinieres, at my request. Frankly, he masters the art of French cooking close to perfection. He's made great French classics to come to life such as Coq au Vin and you may remember his guest post of Boeuf Bourguignon here on Lemon Love Notes.
- 50g of butter
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 8 shallots, halved (or two small onions, coarsely chopped)
- approx 1.5 kg of mussels, still in their shells
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- large pinch ground black pepper
- 1.5 cups (light) single cream
|just waiting (to be cooked)|