• 1 kg mussels
  • ½ grated carrot
  • Leek (optional)
  • Diced onion
  • Cider - this can be replaced with apple juice if recipe is being cooked for children
  • Seasoning (salt and pepper, as required)


  • Soften the finely chopped onion in a hot pan with a dash of oil.
  • Add grated carrot and sweat for 1 minute, add the cider then throw in the mussels. Cover with a lid and simmer for approximately 2 minutes.
  • Toss the mussels with a large spoon to ensure all have been coated in the juices.
  • Serve in a large bowl in the centre of the table for all to savour. Homemade chips would be a nice side accompaniment.