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Mouclade - curry flavored mussel stew from Charente
Preparation10 minutes
Cooking20 minutes

Mouclade - curry flavored mussel stew from Charente


  • 4 lb mussels
  • 2 finely chopped shallots
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 5 fl. oz. white wine
  • 5 fl. oz. Pineau des Charentes fortified wine
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 5 oz sour cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 lemon


1 Clean the mussels, if needed.

2 Melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat and add the shallots and garlic.

3 Sweat for 2 min. then add the mussels, white wine and the Pineau.

4 Increase the heat to 2/3 of the maximum power of your stove and cover.

5 When the mussels start to open, remove them from the pan and discard the half shells that don’t contain any mussels. Set aside.

6 Strain the cooking liquor, add this back into the pan and reduce by 1/3.

7 In a bowl, combine the cream, the egg yolks and the curry powder and whisk into the cooking liquor over low heat.

8 Remove the sauce, arrange the mussels in a single layer in the sauté pan off the heat and pour over the warm sauce. Squeeze over the lemon juice and serve immediately.  

Tips: you can oven bake the dish to brown the mussels.

Cristel products used for the recipe

Non-stick Side Handles Saute-pan - Cristel USA
Non-stick Side Handles Saute-pan
Castel'Pro Ultralu (Anodized Aluminum)
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