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Wine Steamed Mussels Recipe


Wine Steamed Mussels Recipe

Steamed Mussels

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White wine and mirepoix add a special touch to this classic Belgian wine steamed mussels recipe. For authenticity, serve them with hot frites, or fried potatoes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon celery, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 medium shallots, sliced thinly
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh, chopped thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh, chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh, chopped sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 2 pounds mussels, cleaned


In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil and sauté the onions, carrots, celery, shallots, and garlic until they are just tender, about 5 minutes. Add the thyme, parsley, sage, salt, and pepper to the vegetables and cook for 1 minute. Add the white wine to the skillet and bring it to a gently simmer. Add the mussels to the wine sauce, turn the heat up a bit, cover, and steam the mussels for 4-9 minutes, until the mussels open. Serve the mussels hot with the wine sauce.

This wine steamed mussels recipe makes 4 servings.

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