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August 16, 2019
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Mussels in White Wine

Fresh mussels cooked in a deliciously savory and buttery sauce that is perfect for dipping a slice of French baguette.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword mussels, white wine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Abba Lee


  • 2 lb mussels
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tspn red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley finely chopped
  • bread for serving


  1. To clean mussels, scrub them with a stiff brush under cold running water to remove any grit. Discard any mussels with cracked or broken shells, or that do not close.

  2. In a large lidded pot over medium-high heat, stir butter until melted. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until it has softened and started to brown, 6-8 minutes.

  3. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.

  4. Add the red pepper flakes and season with salt. Stir to combine.

  5. Add the mussels and stir until completely coated. Add the white wine and stir.

  6. Put the lid on the pot and cook until the mussels have opened, 3-5 minutes. Discard any shells that don’t open after 5 minutes.

  7. Add the parsley and stir. Serve with bread.


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