Mussels in a White Wine Sauce

Plump succulent mussels served in a white bowl with a garlic white wine sauce. Sprinkled with parsley and served with a crusty soft white bread.
Succulent Mussels With A White Wine Sauce

Mussels in a white wine sauce is a favorite of mine. It reminds me of visiting Belgium and France. Where you would sit outside in the sun with a glass of white wine and have this wonderfully light dish. Plump succulent fresh mussels in a lovely white wine sauce and a crusty baguette to mop up all those flavors.

Serve with a healthy sized portion of white crusty bread and a glass of a crisp white wine.

Plump succulent mussels served in a white bowl with a garlic white wine sauce. Sprinkled with parsley and served with a crusty soft white bread.

Succulent Mussels in a White Wine Sauce

Author: Fiona Halligan
Plump and Juicy Mussels in a White Wine Garlic Sauce
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Entrée, Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 2 people
Calories 391 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 kg Fresh Mussels scrubbed and the beards removed
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Shallot finely diced
  • 1 clove Garlic finely chopped
  • 200 ml Dry White Wine
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Bunch of Parsley roughly chopped

Instructions
 

  • Scrub the mussels and pull off the beards that come out of the shell. Try to ensure that there is no dirt left on the shells.
  • Tap on the open mussels. If they don't close then they are already dead so throw them out.
  • Add olive oil to the saucepan on a medium, low heat.
  • Fry the shallot for 2 minutes then add the garlic and cook for another minute until softened.
  • Add in the white wine. Gently stir to cover everything in the wine.
  • Turn the heat up and add the mussels to the pot.
  • Put the lid on and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until all the mussels have opened up.
  • Remove the mussels from the pot and spoon them into two bowls. Discard any mussels that are not open.
  • Continue to cook your sauce for a further minute. Taste and season with salt if needed.
  • Pour the white wine and garlic sauce over the two bowls and garnish with some roughly chopped parsley.
  • Serve with warm crusty bread, thin crispy fries and a glass of white wine. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 31gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 737mgPotassium: 949mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 409IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 11mg
Keyword Mussels, White Wine Sauce
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