Moules marinière with fennel

Moules marinière with fennel recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 460 calories / serving


  • 2kg (4lb) mussels, cleaned
  • 25g butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 head of fennel
  • 100ml (3½floz) white wine
  • 100ml (3½floz) stock
  • bay leaf

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    15g 21%
  • Saturates

    5g 25%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    5.3g 88%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 17g Protein 61.9g Fibre 2g


  1. Clean mussels under cold running water. With a sharp knife remove beard (the thread like fronds) and discard together with any open mussels that don't close when tapped.
  2. Melt butter in a large pan, add garlic and onion. Sweat for 5 minutes — don't brown.
  3. Chop fennel, reserving feathery tops for garnish, and add to pan with mussels, wine, stock and bay leaf. Increase heat, cover with lid and cook for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  4. The mussels are cooked when all the shells are open. Discard any that remain closed. Serve in big bowls. 

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We recommend pairing this simple, aromatic moules marinière with Tesco Finest Pecorino Terre Di Chieti white wine.

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