Mouclade is a dish made of mussels, mainly from Saintonge origin. It is made with bouchot mussels from the region. To this very popular seafood in Charente-Maritime, we add shallots, butter from Charentes, egg yolks, pineau des Charentes, garlic, bouquet garni and cream. In the Saintonge version saffron is also added, while in the Fouras version, curry is added to spice things up.
The term mouclade comes from the Saintonge word moucle, which means mussel. The dish is generally served with a chilled white wine from the region. There are also different versions from other regions, such as Brittany or Sète, but for the people of Charente-Maritime, it's a true local dish!