Steamed mussels in white wine sauce

Mussels in white wine sauce

Mussels in white wine sauce

Mussels in white wine sauce always reminds me of being on holidays. I have to admit I wasn’t a great fan of them to start with but they have grown on me A LOT! This recipe is so quick and easy to prepare. Serve with lemon wedges on the side and also in a finger bowl with hot water to clean your fingers afterwards (it is a little messy but worth it!) A freshly baked french stick to mop up the sauce afterwards is a great accompaniment, if you are that way inclined 🙂


  • 1kg of live mussels
  • 50g garlic butter
  • Splash of oil
  • 100ml cream
  • 1 glass white wine
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Start by preparing your mussels. Peel off any beards or seaweed that is left on the shells. If any of them are open give them a little knock and if they do not close discard them.
  2. Wash the mussels in cold running water and give them a scrub
  3. Heat a large pan of frying pan (with a fitting lid) and add the garlic butter and oil
  4. Once melted add the wine and turn the heat up
  5. When the wine is boiling turn add the mussels. Put the lid on and cook (steam) for about 1 minute shaking every now and again
  6. Put the lid back on and cook until the mussels are open (3-4 minutes)
  7. Pour mussels in to a warmed bowl. Add cream to the pan stir until thickened then pour over the mussels

Yes it really is that easy!

What are your favorite dishes that remind you of holidays?

Do you recreate dishes at home you have eaten while on holiday?



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