Fragrant Steamed Mussels



Fragrant Steamed Mussels

Steamed mussels cooked in a white wine and fresh herb sauce.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallott, peeled and sliced
  • 1 yellow, red or orange bell papper, seeded and sliced
  • 3 sprig fresh thyme
  • 2 sprig fresh oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, miced
  • 1 tbsp mustard seed
  • 4 lbs freah mussels, rinsed and de-bearded
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc
  • salt an pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp chopped Italian parsley


  • 1. Heat a large soup pot over medium high heat and add oil. Stir in shallot and cook for 1 minute.
    2. Add sprigs of herbs, garlic and mustard seeds.
    3. Add mussels, stirring once, then cover and let cook 1 minute.
    4. Add wine and immediately cover. Cook mussels until all are opened, about 3 minutes.
    5. Remove herb sprigs and pull out any mussels that have not opened. Season lightly and stir in butter and parsley.
    6. Spoon mussels into a large serving bowl (or serve in pot) and serve immediately.


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