About The Recipe

Serves: 2
Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 kg mussels
  • 75 g butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 100 ml white wine
  • 200 ml fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste

French-style Mussels

I think we can all agree the French know a thing or two about cooking? Well, these French-style mussels will certainly impress even the fussiest of guests. The rich, creamy white wine sauce marries so well with the fresh, meaty mussels.

  1. Melt a third of your butter (25 g) in a pot along with the oil then add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes on a medium heat.
  2. Add in the garlic and parsley and cook for a further minute, until the garlic is fragrant.
  3. Pour the white wine, cream, and remaining butter into the pot and let them come to boil.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, then add the mussels and place a lid on the pot.
  5. Allow the mussels to cook for 6 to 8 minutes in the pot, shaking a couple of times to coat them all in the sauce.
  6. Once all the mussels are open, transfer them and the sauce to a large bowl and serve with some lemon wedges and crusty bread to soak up the sauce.


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