SERVES 4 PREPARATION: 5 MIN COOKING: 10 MIN
15ml (1T) olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1-2 chillies, chopped (optional) 1kg fresh black mussels, cleaned
and beards removed
1 can (330ml) beer
250ml (1c) chicken stock
10g fresh parsley, chopped juice of 1 lemon
30ml (2T) butter salt and freshly ground black
French loaf to serve
1 Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onion, garlic and chillies (if using) until fragrant.
2 Add the mussels and mix. Pour the beer and stock over, bring to the boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the mussels are open and done. Discard any that don’t open.
3 Add the parsley, lemon juice and butter and season with salt and pepper.
4 Break the bread into chunks and serve with the mussel potjie.
This delicious meal-in-one is quick and easy to make.