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How to prepare mussels

Shellfish are one of the great delicacies of the seas. Many people shy away from these delights hidden in their hard shells, but expert Fishmonger Patrick Glennon tells us how to pick them.

Shellfish sitting on ice in the market often gape a little, Glennon says tap on their shell, if they are fresh they will close tight away, if they remain open don't buy them. He says they will take less than an hour to prepare once you bring them home.

Glennon says combine olive oil, fresh garlic, shallots and onions in a sauce pain and cook until the onions are soft. Then add the mussels, make sure you clean and wash them first. Then add a cup of white wine and about 4 ounces of butter, add fresh parsley and cherry tomatoes, cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally for three to five minutes.

You will know they are done when they've completely popped open.

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