I just realised I don’t give you guys enough vegetarian dishes nor have I actually given you a nice fish dish here at My Uni Kitchen. So here it is, a lovely French style Mussels in a wine sauce!
Before you say mussels are too expensive or they’re too fancy for me, you may actually be wrong. Not only is it so simple to make, some local fishmongers or your local supermarket may sell some nice fresh mussels for a good price (About £6-8/kg). And just think about it, that pretty much costs the same or even less than a large pizza from Dominoes or if you’re still not convinced just share the cost with someone and cook together. 😀
Now, you need to make sure they are fresh and live before you buy them as 1) It will taste a lot nicer and 2) You will save yourself from getting food poisoning…yehhhh (“^_^). You can test this out by giving them a bit of tap if they have their shells open. If they are alive, they will close their shells. If they’re dead, they’ll sit there like a brick and not close at all, which is your cue to walk away and get something else for another recipe on this blog.
So, don’t be scared or put off by mussels just because you may think they’re too expensive or really hard to cook. They’re actually pretty decent in terms of price and very easy to cook. And by the end of it, you’ll get a dish which you can pass off for a fancy restaurant dish, and trust me everyone will be mighty impressed.
(Preparation/Cooking time: 15-20 Minutes, Difficulty Level: 2 – Easy)
(Suitable for Vegetarians)
- Fresh Mussels
- Fresh Tomatoes (Sliced into Wedges)
- Onion (Roughly Sliced)
- Garlic (Roughly Chopped)
- Red/White Wine
- (Optional) Basil (Finely Chopped)
- (Optional) Double Cream