The perfect mussels recipe

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This week our talented Head Chef provides the perfect recipe to serve as a starter or light main course, which is a firm favourite when on the menu at SEVENTEEN. This week’s dish is a simple dish ‘Mussels with Saffron’, which is sure to impress friends and family, without too much hard work in the kitchen!


  •          6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  •          1 shallot, chopped
  •          2 cloves or black garlic
  •          ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  •          1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  •          1 cup of dry white wine
  •          2 pinches of saffron threads
  •          3 lbs of fresh mussels
  •          2 tablespoons curly parsley, chopped


  •          Rinse the mussels under cold water to ensure they are clean
  •          Melt the butter in a large pot, add the shallots, garlic, salt and cook gently for 2 minutes.
  •          Add the mustard and wine bring to a boil then add the saffron.
  •          Add the mussels and stir to combine, cover and cook for about 2 minutes, or until they have opened.
  •          Toss the mussels with the parsley and serve immediately.

Make sure to try our mussels and many other fresh and seasonal dishes on our A La Carte menu at SEVENTEEN, you can enjoy 2 courses for £19 or 3 for £25 every Saturday evening!

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One Warwick Park Hotel is perfectly located in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, Kent between the historic Pantiles District and the High Street. Being close to the border of West Kent and East Sussex, you can gain easy access to the A21 and the M25. Tunbridge Wells mainline train station is only a short walk or quick taxi ride away and links to London are frequent.
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