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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- 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.
I served the mussels with plain spaghetti. Just ladle the sauce and the mussels over for a complete meal.
Serving Size4 people
Amount Per Serving Calories 172Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 24mgSodium 252mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 10g