Bring the flavors of coastal Belgium to your dinner table with these Mussels Provencal with Fries. Stewed mussels with fries are a common entree in Belgian cities like Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges. Stewed in a spicy plum tomato and white wine sauce, these mussels are tender and full of flavor. Serve alongside crisp potato fries and an assortment of dipping sauces. Ready in less than half an hour, these Mussels Provencal with Fries make a fun dinner option.

Ingredients

  • vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 kilogram mussels
  • 15 ounces plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 cayenne pepper
  • 150 milliliters white wine
  • 100 milliliters water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • herbs de provence

Directions

  1. Add the oil to a skillet heated on high heat. Add the garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes and mash them with a wooden spoon. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the wine and turn the heat up to high for 2 minutes to allow the alcohol to evaporate. Add the water. Add cayenne pepper if a spicy flavor is desired. Cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and add the mussels . Cover to allow them to open. Once they have opened, serve accompanied by French fries.
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NutritionView more

340Calories
Sodium47%DV1130mg
Fat17%DV11g
Protein63%DV32g
Carbs7%DV22g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories340Calories from Fat100
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat11g17%
Saturated Fat0.5g3%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol70mg23%
Sodium1130mg47%
Potassium1210mg35%
Protein32g63%
Calories from Fat100
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate22g7%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars5g10%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Lynne T. 28 May 2015
Making this recipe gave me a new love and appreciation for mussels that I never had with any other recipe. They were blasting with flavor and the fries were exquisite. It was a very pleasing dish all the way around. This 4 star recipe will be on my list of things to cook from here on out.