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Spring Bay Mussels with white wine and cream

30 Aug

we bought mussles from the event and it was so cheap and fresh!
$6 for a kilo! (:
it’s half price compared to the price they sell in the markets
so we bought 1kg and decided to try one of the recipes they displayed on the counter
and it was SO GOOD!
baby really enjoyed it. and he regretted not getting 2kg of mussels. haha
next time! 

so here’s the recipe
cause it’s really simple and you will be able to have a meal on the table in less than 10mins!
so give it a shot if you are a big fan of shellfish

Ingredients :

1kg packet Spring Bay Mussels
15g unsalted butter
1/2 red onion, very finely diced
1 small clove garlic, finely chopped (I used 2! cos we love garlic)
freshly ground pepper
a sprig of thyme
a bay leaf
100ml white wine
150ml thickened cream

Method :

1. Heat a large heavy based pot with a tight fitting lid over a low heat.
Add the butter, when it’s melted add the onion, garlic and some freshly ground pepper.
Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the onions are clear and soft.

2. Increase the heat to high, add the thyme, bay leaf, cream and wine
and cook for 3-4minutes or until the liquid has reduced by 1/3 in volume.
Open the packet of mussels and pour into a colander then give them a light rinse.

3. Pour the mussels into the boiling wine mixture, give them a stir and then quickly put on the lid.
Cook for 3 minutes or until the mussels open.

3. Mussels with white wine and cream. DONE! (:

and you know what goes best with this?

garlic bread of course! hehe
soak up all the super yummy juices of the mussels and the sauce!
B-E-A-UTIFUL! haha (:
love it!

plump and juicy mussels.
mmmm. (:
im a happy girl!

Enjoy everyone!



Taste of Melbourne

30 Aug

this was the first year we ever been to this event
and boy was I glad we did (:
it was so good!
although more pricey than the Food and Wine Festival.
but the food was more on the fine dining standard.
and they were all super good!
it was also a birthday gift from me to baby.
though not that expensive.
but I do hope he enjoyed himself! (:

when we arrived to collect our Premium tickets at the Royal Exhibition Building (Carlton Gardens)
it started pouring! rah. haha
and i got super drenched cause I didn’t have a hood to protect my head.
so the photos of me all look weird and ugly. rah. haha.
okie never mind.
the main thing to concentrate on was the FOOD! (: so here they are!
photo overload