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Samways Fish Merchants and International Transporters Ltd. Supplying Quality Fresh Fish Around Europe.

Seasonal Recipes

Steamed Mussels with Applewood Smoked Cheddar


Our mussels from the Fowey Estuary in Cornwall are farmed almost all year round, they are particuarly good from the end of summer through winter

Serves 2

1tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1kg Fowey Mussels
1 x Shallot - finely diced
1 x small pot creme fraiche
100g grated Applewood smoked cheddar
1 x bunch flatleaf parsley - chopped
150ml dry white wine

Crusty Bread roll to serve


1. Tip the Mussels into a large bowl and rinse with cold water, knock the mussels around the bowl with your hand this will ensure any dead Mussels will be seen and you can dispose of them. Do not use any Mussels that are open just throw them away. Next clean them off, de beard them and scrape away any dirt. Our Fowey Rope Grown Mussels are already fairly clean.
2. Warm the olive oil in a large pan add the diced shallot, genty cook without colour then add Mussels and the white wine bring to the boil then add the creme fraiche.
3. Once the Mussels have opened add the grated Applewood smoked cheddar and take off the heat, stir in the cheese it will melt and fall off the shell into the sauce and coat the Mussels.
4. Finally dish out your Mussels and add chopped parsley serve with a warm crusty roll to mop up all the sauce!

Steamed Mussels with Applewood Smoked Cheddar