Mussels in Red Wine


  1. 40 fresh mussels
  2. 1 large onion
  3. 4 tbsp minced garlic
  4. 3 stick butter (or half a block NZ-style)
  5. 300 grams assorted seafood pieces of fish calamari prawns etc
  6. 1 handful freshly chopped parsley
  7. 1 bottle red wine
  8. salt
  9. ground black pepper
  10. 2 stick french bread
  11. 200 grams cheddar cheese


  1. Scrub mussels clean and make sure they close If they just flop open they are probably dead! Set aside to drain
  2. Dice onion and saute in a large pot with 3 tablespoons minced garlic salt and pepper and 2 sticks of butter Sweat over a low heat
  3. Add seafood pieces and stir through butter until covered
  4. Add bottle of wine in stages until it is simmering happily
  5. Add your cleaned mussels cover and simmer for approx 15 mins until mussels are open
  6. While youre waiting make garlic bread!
  7. Combine remaining butter with a tablespoon minced garlic salt and pepper and parsley
  8. Use a ban marie to soften butter and whisk until combined
  9. Slice bread and spread with the garlic butter
  10. Grate cheese over bread until covered
  11. Grill cheesy bread at approx 200 degrees(C) until bubbling
  12. Serve mussels in pot with lots of napkins and use the bread to wipe up the juices

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