Mussels are cheap, plentiful and delicious: sweet in taste and tender in texture!
In the wild they grow on coastline rocks but most mussels available in the UK are farmed in suitable coastal waters.
Mussels are one of the most environmentally sound types of fish or shellfish available!
Mussels are an incredibly sustainable seafood choice, inexpensive and extremely fast to cook. What is more they are really good for you. We eat them at home all the time!
Linguine with mussels in chipotle cream
Smoky chipotles, sweet, meaty mussels and silky cream are a wonderful combination; this makes a very elegant starter for 6 or a rich, satisfying supper dish for 4.
- 700g mussels
- 1 1/2 tbsp chipotle en adobo (see note)
- 3 shallots chopped
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 170ml double cream
- A small handful roughly chopped coriander
- Olive oil
- 400g linguine
NOTE:Chipotles are dried, smoked jalapenos. They are often sold ‘en adobo’ which is prepared in a smoky, delicious salsa. If you can’t find them in adobo, buy them in any form you can.