Hot Mussels.

Friday, March 6, 2009

 This is the easiest and possibly the best seamed mussel recipe that I have ever come across. 

It's perfect for an appetizer when you have company over or as an entree for 2 if you throw in some pasta. This quick and easy dinner is also very recession friendly costing less than $10 dollars. 

So I ask who doesn't love some hot steaming mussels?


  1. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. 1 medium onion, minced
  3. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  5. 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
  6. 6 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded


  1. Melt the butter in a large, heavy saucepan. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until just softened, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the wine and bring to a boil. Add the mussels and about 1 cup of water. Cover and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mussels open, 8 to 10 minutes; discard any mussels that do not open. Spoon the mussels and broth into bowls and serve.


notSupermum said...

I love mussels, yet I haven't cooked them for years. It used to be one of my regular starters when I had friends round for dinner.

that girl? said...

Yum! I love mussels and you have to have the bread to sweep around the plate for all the garlicy sauce left! Ooh, its not even close to our dinner time and I'm drooling! x

Julie Q said...

whoa! fancy stuff there! very nice presentation at the end :)