The Best Steamed Mussels
Every time I am in Paris, I would never pass up an opportunity to have my favorite steamed mussels pot, where loads of mussels are steamed with white wine, garlic, parsley, and served with French fries.
So, I went to Costco, bought a 5-lb pack of mussels and developed this easy steamed mussels recipe.
To make it into a complete meal, I just cooked some spaghetti, then ladled the mussels and sauce over it.
The end result is a restaurant quality dinner.
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Ingredients for Mussels Recipe
- Olive oil
- White wine
- Lemon juice
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Tell If Mussels Are Bad after Cooking?
If the mussels are open and don’t close up when you tap them, then they have gone bad and should be discarded.
How Do You Clean Mussels before Steaming?
Run the mussels under water in the sink. Scrub off barnacles and take off the hairs.
How Many Calories?
This recipe has 172 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
This dish is best served over pasta. For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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Easy Steamed Mussels
- 1 1/2 lbs. mussels
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 tomato (diced)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped parley (Italian parsley preferred)
- Scrub and clean the mussels and remove the beards on the mussels by pulling them off. Drain and set aside.
- Heat up a skillet on medium heat. Add the olive oil. Saute the garlic a few times before adding the mussels. Stir and toss the mussels. Add the white wine and diced tomato. Cover the skillet with its lid and steam for 1 minute or until all mussels are open.
- Add the lemon juice, salt (to taste) and parsley. Stir to combine well. Serve hot.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
Lovely basic recipe–I reduced the broth after removing the mussels and we used rustic bread instead of pasta to soak up the broth. That and a big green salad was dinner last night
I think Steamed Mussels is a very good and tasty food.
Sounds easy and delicious and mussels are often very inexpensive. Make sure to look for Prince Edward Island mussels for the best result (shameless but valuable regional plug).
I agree, all the fancy restaurants use Prince Edward Island mussels. Yes mussels are inexpensive compared to clams as they are lighter so you get more for the same money! :)
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Thank you for sharing the recipe. What a wonderful meal. Simple, but yet tasteful. May I know the substitute for wine. Thanks in advance.
Just use water.