Unlike its sister recipe, Moules Marinières, this version is a little less heart-healthy. Still, as a treat or a special supper it is still more healthy than many other alternatives.
For more information on why mussels are so beneficial read the introduction to Moules Marinières.
Moules à la crème is very similar to the marinières but, as the name suggests, has the addition of cream to help thicken the sauce and make it richer. The cream will also soften the flavour of the mussels, which may be beneficial if you are making this for someone who is not the biggest seafood fan. Remember, though, mussels are extremely healthy and they are reasonably priced as well as being a sustainable seafood. We have also added some lemon thyme to give a hint of zest.
Once the mussels are finished there’s nothing better than soaking up the juices with some crusty bread (obviously, wholegrain is what we would recommend). You could also try serving it with a leafy green salad or, when in season, some blanched samphire tossed in lemon juice.