Mussel, Smoked Bacon and Potato Chowder
Mussels are one of my favourite things to cook. As far as seafood goes, they’re so reasonably priced and they’re ready in literally minutes. Irish mussels are juicy and plump and are so fresh and delicious you can simply steam them and let the favour speak for itself. Or if you’re looking to create a truly impressive, restaurant quality meal from scratch for a special occasion, mussels have that wow factor without all the effort. So whether it’s for a romantic night in or for a birthday celebration meal, or even just to add some variety to your weekly dinner repertoire, here we’ve created this mouthwatering dish below.
Mussels are a great source of quality protein and provide several
vitamins and minerals including iron, zinc, selenium, iodine, some B group vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids.
They are also low in fat!
For tips, videos and recipe inspiration, check out www.bordbia.ie/fish
Check out this quick video from Bord Bia on how to easily clean mussels
For a really low fat and healthy alternative check out my Moules Marinière with chilli and coriander recipe by clicking the image below.
I used finely chopped chive and red pepper to garnish the dish. This is totally optional. You can garnish it however pleases you or leave it as it is.