Steamed Mussels in Lemon Garlic Wine Sauce

#Mussels in #Lemon #Garlic Sauce

Mussels are such a FAVORITE at our house. What’s not to love?  They aren’t super expensive, they make a fantastic appetizer or even a main-dish! This is Delicious and can be served in pasta bowls with fresh Italian or French bread to sop up those wonderful juices from the Mussels !


  • 2 pounds mussels, cleaned
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green scallions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed
  • 1 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 lemons, sliced 8 wedges
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground Black Pepper


In a bowl stir together butter, 1 tablespoon garlic, dill weed, scallions,tablespoon parsley, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Cut lemon into 4 wedges each. Scrub mussels and remove beards.In a 4-quart heavy saucepan melt herb butter over moderate heat. Add 4 of 8 lemon wedges and remaining garlic and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Add mussels and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add wine, cream, and salt and pepper to taste and simmer, covered, until mussels are opened, about 5 minutes. Discard any unopened mussels.Divide mixture between 2 soup plates and garnish with lemon and parsley. Serve mussels immediately.

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  1. OK, so since I wrote my initial comment on this post, I have now determined that I am NOT, indeed, allergic to mussels. Apparently it was a coincidence this first time I had them and I accidentally had them and didn’t get sick. So now I’m pinning to try!


  2. I only recently discovered that I really love mussels! I haven’t really tired to steam them myself yet as I was a bit unsure what to put in the broth. I am excited that I know how a recipe to use! I bet these are so delicious with the garlic and lemon.


  3. I’m allergic to mussels, which is terrible considering how fabulous they smell, but I literally suit up and prepare them for hubby all the time. I’ll give this recipe a try- he also likes wine and garlic, as any good Italian man should!


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