Steamed Mussels in White Wine

Steamed Mussels in White Wine

This classic recipe for steamed mussels with white wine is a quick, easy and elegant dinner. Serve with crusty bread for soaking up the sauce.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Sort, scrub, and de-beard the mussels. Rinse with cold water.
  3. Step 3

    Combine the wine, garlic, shallots, and black pepper in a wide stock pot or soup pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Step 4

    Add the mussels and cover the pan with a tightly fitting lid. Lower heat to medium-high and cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until most of the mussels have opened. Don't overcook, or the mussels can become rubbery.
  5. Step 5

    Stir in the butter and parsley and stir until the butter melts into the liquid.
  6. Step 6

    Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  7. Step 7

    Serve in large bowls with the cooking liquid, along with plenty of crusty bread for soaking up the fragrant sauce. A separate bowl for the empty shells will also come in handy.