Garlic + White Wine Steamed Mussels

Mediterranean mussels, also known as blue mussels, deliver a delicate yet complex flavor and a rich, buttery texture. This recipe is highly adaptable; swap out the parsley for your favorite herb or throw in some Italian sausage to spice things up a bit, just don't skimp on some warm, crusty bread to soak up all your delicious mussel broth.

Makes about 3-4 Servings


  • 2 lbs. mussels, cleaned and debearded
  • 1 TBSP Garlic, chopped (green garlic would be delicious too)
  • ½ bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped (tarragon or chervil would work great here too)
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup white wine (beer also works nicely)
  • 8 oz. butter

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Recipe Preparation

Heat a heavy bottom pot over high heat, add mussels in with wine or beer. Cover and let simmer for a few minutes or until mussels open. Once opened, add butter, garlic, parsley, and lemon juice, stir the contents until butter is melted. Spoon into a bowl, top with lemon zest, more chopped herbs if you feel like it and enjoy!

*Don’t skip the bread! Make sure to serve these with a bunch of delicious crusty bread for dunking in that irresistible mussel broth.

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