Mussels éclade

servings4
45 minutes

Ingredients

Mussels

  • 1000g of mussels, cleaned
  • 250g of pine needles, fresh, washed
  • 1 garlic clove, large, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 16 asparagus spears
  • 50g of olive oil, or butter
  • salt

Confit shallots

  • 10 small shallots, peeled
  • 150g of butter
  • 200g of pine needles, fresh, washed
  • water
  • salt
  • pepper

Method

1
Place the peeled shallots in a saucepan with the butter, pine needles and seasoning. Add enough water to just cover the contents of the pan and bring to the boil
  • 10 small shallots, peeled
  • 150g of butter
  • 200g of pine needles, fresh, washed
  • water
  • salt
  • pepper
2
Reduce to a gentle simmer, cover with a cartouche and cook for 10-15 minutes until tender. Allow to cool in the liquid and set aside until required
3
Trim the woody stems off the asparagus and then cut at an angle into thirds
  • 16 asparagus spears
4
Place a wok on a very high heat and once hot, add the pine needles followed by the mussels, garlic, asparagus, olive oil and a sprinkling of salt. Cover with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes until the mussels begin to open
  • 50g of olive oil, or butter
  • 1 garlic clove, large, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 250g of pine needles, fresh, washed
  • 1000g of mussels, cleaned
  • salt
5
Remove from the heat and place into serving bowls or pots. Slice the shallots into thick pieces, add to the mussels and serve immediately