Yesterday there was a major mussel fiest in Prenzlauer Berg. In Der Fischladen I had bought 4kg of mussels for 6 people. Luckily I only cooked 3 and we still had enough leftovers to feed the animals I do not have.
There is something wrong with my understanding of portions. I always cook way too much. But now I know.
Maximum 500gr mussels/person for a main course.
The mussels were cooked with a lot of Chili, Garlic and Tomatoes. I would use these propotions for 2 people:
- 2 Charlotten onions
- 3 fine chopped garlic pieces
- 4 dl White Wine
- 4dl Cream and some water
- 1 kg mussles
- Spring onions
Do not add the mussels until the first 6 ingredients are cooking. Add the mussels and cook hard core for about 4 min. Then add the tomatoes and parsley on the top and leave the lid on.
It is crucial that you have a good white bread, of course :)