One-Pot Wonders

Garlic & White Wine Mussels (Moules Mariniére)

June 27, 2021
1 Ratings
Photo by Justina
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Gorgeously rich, both high in nutrients and flavour, this classic French dish is an easy and quick meal that tastes as good as it looks! —Justina

What You'll Need
  • 2 pounds live mussels
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  1. In a pot, add the butter and heat (medium setting) until melted. Add the shallots along with the garlic and sauté for a few minutes until softened.
  2. Add the wine, salt, pepper and half the parsley to the pot, stir together and cook for a few minutes until the wine reduces somewhat.
  3. Add the mussels, cover the pot with a lid and with the heat turned higher, allow to cook for approximately six minutes or until the mussel shells have opened (any longer will result in rubbery mussels).
  4. If adding the cream, do so at this point and cook for approximately a further minute.
  5. Remove the mussels from the pot with a spoon.. Don’t pour the mussels out as you want to ensure that any sand remains at the bottom of the pot.
  6. If necessary, sieve the broth further to remove any grit before pouring over the mussels.
  7. Pour the broth over the mussels and sprinkle the remaining parsley over the mussels and serve immediately.

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4 Reviews

Heathersark June 27, 2021
There’s no garlic or cream listed in the Ingredients. WTH?!
Rachel September 20, 2020
Hahaha, a recipe titled garlic and mussels and no garlic listed in the ingredients!!! It’s in the instructions though.
heather September 11, 2020
Janet A. December 16, 2018
"4. If addng the cream,..." - WHAT cream?