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Mussels: A healthy, tasty treat

When you hear the word 'mussels', you immediately think of our famous 'moules frites' speciality. We recommend trying your mussels with our Didden mussels sauce! This rich sauce will add exquisite flavours to your dishes. Mussels are delicious and also full of nutritional value.

Why you should eat mussels

Mussels contain large amounts of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid. These two strange names refer to two fatty acids in the omega-3 family that have protective effects on the cardiovascular system. Therefore, mussels are good for your heart and prevent certain cardiovascular diseases.

How to cook mussels

Making a pot of mussels couldn't be easier.  For 1 pot of 1kg mussels, you need:

  • 1 kg mussels 
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 25g butter
  • ½ white onion
  • Pepper

Directions

  1. Thoroughly clean the mussels. Scrub their shells and make sure they are tightly closed. (if there is a raw mussel floating on the water's surface, it is dead ? do not eat it) 
  2. Peel and finely dice the onion.
  3. Pluck the leaves from the celery stalks and keep a good part of the tops. Finely dice.
  4. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Add the celery and onion pieces.
  6. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  7. Add 2 tablespoons water and cover. 
  8. When the saucepan is full of steam, add the mussels. Cover. 
  9. Cook for 4 minutes, until the mussels are open.
  10. Add pepper and bring the saucepan directly to the table to serve!