Creamy garlic mussels in a bag

(6 ratings)
  • Serves: 2

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Essentials recipe Try our nifty new way to cook mussels - just pop them in a foil bag, add in garlic, white wine and cream and cook them on the barbecue - they taste amazing!


  • 1kg fresh mussels, cleaned,
  • 4 shallots, peeled and sliced,
  •  2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  •  Handful of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 150ml dry white wine
  • 100ml double cream


  1. Make 2 large double-layered foil parcels.
  2. Divide between them the fresh mussels, shallots, garlic cloved and a handful of flat-leaf parsley.
  3. Pour over dry white wine and double cream and seal the parcels.
  4. Put on top of the barbecue (add a lid if you have one) and cook for 8-10 mins until all mussels are open. Discard any that remain closed.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 456(kcal)
  • Fat 30.0g
  • Saturates 17.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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