Mosselen met ouzo en venkel

  • 1 kilo mosselen
  • 2 sjalotten gesnipperd
  • 4 tenen knoflook uit de knijper
  • een halve venkel knol in dunne plakjes gesneden
  • 1 grote vleestomaat in stukken
  • 240ml witte wijn
  • 60ml ouzo
  • 180ml slagroom
  • 10 gram verse basilicum
  • Versgemalen zwarte peper

1) Heat olive oil in a large pot over high heat on the grates of the griddle. Stir in shallots and garlic and cook until tender. Stir in fennel and tomato, and continue cooking about 5 mins. Add white wine and ouzo and reduce by half. Add the double cream and bring to a simmer. Stir in mussels, half the basil and season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan and cook until the mussels are open, discarding any that do not. Stir in the remaining basil and serve in large bowls with griddled bread.