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Mussels served in a white bowl sprinkled with chopped shallots
Mussels au Pineau des Charentes Wine
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins

Dining on a Viking Cruise is an exceptional experience.  I'm happy to share a recipe for the best mussels I ever tasted thanks to my friend Chef Magalie Kaufling, Viking Regional Executive Chef.

Course: Appetiser
Cuisine: French
Keyword: appetizer, french mussels recipe, steamed mussels
Servings: 2
Calories: 374 kcal
Author: Magalie Kaufling
  • 2 lb mussels in the shell
  • 3 ounces white wine
  • 1 tsp garlic chopped
  • 2 sprigs parsley
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1 leaf bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp onions chopped
  • 1 tbsp shallots chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ounce creme fraiche
  1. In a Sautuesse put the mussels with the onions, garlic, thyme, parsley, laurel and white wine till all are open.
  2. Once open, strained the mussels and keep the juice.
  3. In a saucepan, saute the shallots with butter till golden brown.

  4. Sprinkle with flour, add some salt and pepper and add the juice of the mussels. Mix well.

  5. In a bowl, mix the creme fraiche with the eggs and the Pineau des Charentes.
  6. Add this mix to the sauce and cover the mussels with it.
Nutrition Facts
Mussels au Pineau des Charentes Wine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 197mg 66%
Sodium 725mg 30%
Potassium 770mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 21.3%
Vitamin C 28.4%
Calcium 8.9%
Iron 54.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.