Mussels steamed with cider & bacon

BBC GoodFood
60 mins (prep 40, cooking 20)
6 ingredients
Mussels are much easier dish to serve up than people realise. Try this easy dish, read the tips, and impress your friends

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  • small knob butter
  • 6 rashers bacon, chopped, or a 140g piece, cut into small cubes
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  • small bunch thyme, leaves stripped
  • 1½ kg small mussels, scrubbed and bearded
  • glass of cider, about 150 ml
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche (optional)