Seafood stew with mussels and shrimp

servings4
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1000g of mussels
  • 850ml of chicken stock, or vegetable stock
  • 100g of puy lentils
  • 1 small shallot
  • 4 new potatoes
  • 4 crevettes
  • 50g of samphire
  • 75g of spinach
  • 6 wild garlic leaves
  • 56g of potted shrimp
  • salt
  • pepper

Method

1
Clean the mussels well with a clean hard brush and cold water. Combine the cleaned mussels with 570ml of the stock in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil and steam until opened, approximately 2-4 minutes. Strain the cooking liquor through a fine strainer into a jug and set aside
  • 1000g of mussels
  • 570ml of chicken stock, or vegetable stock
2
Remove the mussels from their shells, saving 4 of the nicest shells for decoration. Store in the fridge until required
3
Wash the lentils well and add to a pan with the shallot and the remainder of the stock. Cook on a gentle boil until soft, approximately 8-12 minutes, then drain well and season to taste
  • 100g of puy lentils
  • 1 small shallot
  • salt
  • pepper
4
Meanwhile, place the potatoes in cold water and cook on a gentle boil until tender. Strain and set aside
  • 4 new potatoes
5
Reduce the cooking liquor from the mussels by half, then add the crevettes to the liquid and poach for 3 minutes, until cooked through. Once cooked, add the samphire, spinach and wild garlic leaves to the warm liquid, followed by the potatoes
  • 50g of samphire
  • 75g of spinach
  • 6 wild garlic leaves
  • 4 crevettes
6
To serve, place the lentils on the bottom of each dish and use a slotted spoon to arrange the seafood, potatoes and vegetables on top. Lastly, add the potted shrimp, followed by the hot cooking liquor. Serve immediately
  • 56g of potted shrimp