Slow Cooker Moules Marinières Pacifique à la Katanning

Living in the Middle of Nowhere.

Can’t find shallots.

Can’t find fresh live mussels in the shell

Can’t eat too much in the way of fresh cream.  I am substituting coconut cream.

Still have a bottle of cider in the ‘fridge. So I am using that instead of white wine, because I gave away my last bottle of NZ white.  

Here is my own Katanning/Pacific  fusion recipe for Moules Marinières.

  • 1 onion finely chopped.  (I’d prefer to use a cup of finely chopped shallots)
  • Lots of garlic crushed or finely chopped
  • 2 sticks celery finely chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes finely cubed.
  • half a red capsicum finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • a bunch of parsley finely chopped
  • a heaped tablespoon of flour
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable stock powder (or seafood stock if you can find it)
  • a teaspoon of green curry paste (or mustard)
  • a 500ml bottle of Bulmers apple cider
  • 1 can coconut cream (Rinse out the can with half a can of water)
  • 1.5 kg frozen NZ Green Lip Mussels ( It was a 2Kg pack but I had already eaten some).
  1. fry the onion in butter until translucent
  2. add the celery and potato and sauté for a while
  3. add the parsley and sauté a little longer
  4. add the flour, continue to sauté and when it is thickening and mixed well  transfer the mixture to a slow cooker along with all the other ingredients
  5. Stir well and leave to cook for 4  hours with the slow cooker set on high.
moules marinières

moules marinières


About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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2 Responses to Slow Cooker Moules Marinières Pacifique à la Katanning

  1. Alan says:

    I am going to look for seeds and grow my own.

  2. Pilgrim33 says:

    Looks good.
    Shallots here,imported,are $8.99/300gm.
    Spring onions are $1.99 for a bunch of six.

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