Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Moules and Frites

The winner of the charity giveaway was Share Our Strength.  Jen @ The Three Little Piglets got the winning comment.  Did you know that every $1 they collect can help feed ten meals? 

Monday flew by...I am kind of hoping that the rest of the week goes by just as fast. I have a ton to do but I am just hoping it will all be over with as soon as possible.  I am also hoping as I fly down south and then across the country everything will go as smoothly as planned. 

While I was in France my friends and I became obsessed with moules frites.  This mussels dish is so easy to whip up and seems like a gourmet meal.  Mr. J and I used to have this all of the time but it has fallen off my radar recently.  This weekend they were on sale at the grocery store and I happily grabbed the 2lb bag.

Add a bag of frozen french fries and you really do have a fast easy meal.  I actually only had sweet potato puffs but they worked just as well.


1 2lb bag of cleaned mussels
1 15 oz can of chicken broth, low sodium
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp dried/fresh parsley
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 can diced tomatoes, optional

1. Saute onions till translucent in the bottom of a dutch oven.  Add garlic and cook about 2 more minutes.  Stir as to not burn the garlic.

2. Add mussels, Parmesan cheese, tomatoes and chicken broth.  Cover with lid and let simmer on medium heat for 7 minutes or until mussels open.

3.  Remove from heat and top with parsley and more Parmesan cheese if desired.


  1. I love moules frites! Man, I miss Europe... thanks for posting this, it looks glorious!

  2. I love moules frites! I have never tried making them at home but love ordering them!

  3. yay!! Moules et frites is one of our favourites...your broth is gorgeous - particularly like the fresh parsley - such a nice flavour (was that 1 medium onion, I'm guessing?) - lovely recipe Emily!

  4. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I've never had mussels. I need to step out of my box already! PS: I have a holiday giveaway going on right now!

  5. Yay! Jen won! She is too cool for words! One of the few bloggers I've met in person! The moules looks delish - easy and tasty!


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