Leeds restaurants: Watch Steve of Kendells Bistro cook his simple six-step Moules Marinieres

Steve Kendell, owner of Kendells Bistro, has shared his recipe for a classic French starter exclusively with Yorkshire Evening Post readers.

Sunday, 10th October 2021, 4:45 pm

Moules Marinieres, mussels with cream, garlic and parsley, is a quintessential French holiday dish.

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Classic French dish moules Marinieres created by Steve Kendell of the popular Kendells Bistro. Photo: James Hardisty

The Normandy dish uses everyday ingredients and is prepared in just six steps, perfect for a lazy weekend lunch.

To watch Steve cook the dish in a video tutorial and follow along at home, visit www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk.

Ingredients:

400g mussels

Owner Steve Kendell, of Kendells Bistro. Photo: James Hardisty

2 large shallots

2 cloves garlic

200ml dry white wine

200ml double cream

Bay leaves

Thyme sprigs

Chopped flat parsley

Method:

To clean the mussels, rinse well under cold running water, discarding any that are damaged or open.

Bring the wine to a rolling boil.

Add the shallots, garlic, mussels, bay leaf and thyme.

Cover the pan with a lid and boil for two minutes, until the mussels open up.

Add the cream and bring back to the boil.

Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with the chopped parsley.

Serve with crusty bread and butter.

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