Mussels Dishes - Specialty of Belgium

Updated: Sep 11, 2021

Mussels Specialty of Belgium

Eat Mussels in Belgium

When it comes to the classic dish of Belgian cuisine, mussels and fries (moules-frites) is certainly a popular choice. From the Belgian coast to the country especially to Brussles. Most people are familiar with the large steaming pots laden with mussels coated with a white wine sauce and drizzled with fresh herbs and vegetables. Mussels dishes have many varieties.

Mussels prepared with White Wine

Mussels Dishes

The most common Blue or European mussels have sleek, shiny shells and tender, nutritious flesh. Like oysters, they are indiscriminate feeders and must be gathered from unpolluted waters. It is because of this that most mussels that you find in supermarkets and fishmongers are farmed. Peak season for fresh mussels is October to March.

The most common menu or dish for mussels, fries and a cold beer.

The most common menu or dish for mussels, fries and a cold beer.

Mussels Tradition in Belgium

Among many traditional dishes Mussles and Fries (Moules Frites) is one of the popular. It is like the national icon. They are so popular that you can find very easy restaurants serving nothing but mussels. The mussels season begins from the second half of July until April. The average consumption of mussels in Belgium is about 3 kg per person.

Mussels prepared with cream, garlic, parsley and White Wine....

Mussels prepared with cream, garlic, parsley and White Wine....

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