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Steamed Mussels in Wine Sauce

by jughandle

Steamed Mussels in Wine Sauce

There are dozens of ways to cook mussels.  My favorite is to steam them in white wine with butter and herbs.  Cook for just a few minutes and serve with toasted garlic bread for an amazing starter or even the main course. – jughandle

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Steamed Mussels in White Wine Sauce

This is a go to dish for a amazing, impressive, quick meal, starter course or heavy hors d'oeuvre. This recipe will serve 10 people so adjust accordingly.
Course Dinner, First Course, hors d'oeuvre, Main Course
Cuisine French
Keywords Steamed Mussels in Wine Sauces
Protein Mussels
Cooking Method Steaming
Hot/Cold Dish Hot
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 people
Author jughandle

What You Will Need:

  • 10 lbs Mussels - cleaned and sorted
  • 750 ml Dry White Wine
  • 4 cloves garlic - chopped
  • 3 shallots - chopped
  • 8 Tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup parsley - chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell peppers - roasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp lemon juice - juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Equipment Needed:

  • 12 Qt stock pot


  • in a large stock pot heat the olive oil on medium-high heat
  • saute the shallots and garlic until they are transparent
  • add the butter and melt completely
  • put in about half of the mussels and stir to coat them. Then add the rest of the mussels and do the same
  • sprinkle in the red pepper flakes
  • pour in the wine and cover the pot
  • allow to steam for 8 to 10 minutes until the mussels open.
  • add the parsley, roasted bell peppers and lemon juice and stir again
  • remove from the heat, cover again while you make the garlic bread then serve


mussels usually come in 2 and 5 lb bags.  I like to figure 1 lb per person.  If you have left overs, no worries, they make a great creamed mussel chowder or soup.


Nutrition Facts
Steamed Mussels in White Wine Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 500 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 841mg37%
Potassium 1075mg31%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 1494IU30%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 12mg67%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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