Aperitif and tapas

Breaded mussel skewers, tartar sauce


Here is a delicious appetizer for a gourmet aperitif with the recipe for breaded mussel skewers, tartar sauce.

Ingredients for 4 persons :

  • 2 kg of bouchot mussels
  • 2 shallots
  • 60 g butter
  • 30 cl of white wine
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100g of flour
  • 140 g breadcrumbs

For the tartar sauce:

  • 5 eggs
  • 40 g mustard
  • 5 cl of vinegar
  • 15 cl of oil
  • 1 shallot
  • 30 g capers
  • 30 g of pickles
  • ½ bunch of chive
  • ½ bunch of parsley
  • 5 cl of whole liquid cream
  • Salt, freshly ground pepper

> Wash and scrape the mussels.

> Peel and chop the shallots, brown them in a casserole dish over low heat with 20 g of butter. Pour in the wine, boil. Add the thyme and mussels. Cover until the mussels open (a few minutes).

Drain, let cool and shell them.

For the tartar sauce:

> Make a mayonnaise: in a container, combine 3 egg yolks, salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar, gradually incorporate the oil, stirring with a small whisk, check the seasoning.

> Cook the remaining 2 eggs for 10 minutes in boiling water to obtain hard-boiled eggs. Peel them, keep only the yolks.

> During this time, peel and finely chop the shallot. Chop the capers, pickles and hard-boiled egg yolks. Wash and chop the chives and parsley. Stir everything into the mayonnaise with 3/4 of the chives and parsley chopped. Relax the whole with the liquid cream.

> Break and place the eggs in a deep plate. Whisk.

> Place the flour and breadcrumbs in 2 separate soup plates.

> Prepare the mussel skewers. Pass them successively in the flour, then in the egg and finally in the breadcrumbs.

> Melt the rest of the butter in a large pan and brown the skewers there.

> Place the skewers on the plates. Sprinkle with the remaining chopped chives. Enjoy with the tartar sauce.

Enjoy your meal !

Recipe: A. Beauvais, Photo: F. Hamel

Video: Homemade Tartar Sauce (October 2020).