Mussels in White Wine Butter Sauce

Mussels in White Wine Butter Sauce

4 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

Mussels are used in many entree dishes, they are delicious and can also be used as an appetizer.


1 lb mussels; washed and beards removed
For sauce:
2 tablespoons Butter
1 medium onion; minced
1 cup light white wine; (Riesling or Pinot Grigio is great)
3 cloves garlic; minced
Salt & black pepper; for taste

Original recipe makes 4




1. Using a vegetable steamer or a colander in a heavy sauce pan, steam the mussels over one quart of boiling water for approximately 10 minutes.

(At this point the mussels should open - discard those that have not opened. If mussels still have somewhat of a fresh scent, place in colander had 1 cup lemon juice and run under the tap through cold water for 2mins. This lemon bath will take away whatever freshness is there).

2. Allow mussels to drain. Then steam again for 5 minutes.

3. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat; add the onions, wine and garlic. Simmer until the wine reduces to half. Add salt & pepper for taste.

4. Once the mussels are steamed add to wine/butter sauce and stir together. Simmer 10mins on low heat.

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Great will make again. I loved hoe ez it was to prep
Inspirationchef 4y ago

It was my first time cooking mussels, it came out really nice. Thank you and I will try it again in the future :)
vvhenry 4y ago

This dish was a hit 4 a farewell party my hubby threw 4 a buddy. It is now a common appetizer b4 dinner. Very easy 2 make with common ingredients. A+
Janice1972 6y ago

Serve best while hot. Enjoy!! This dish works well as an appetizer, along with your favorite garlic bread & creamy pasta. [I posted this recipe.]
josanne 6y ago

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