Mediterranean Mussels In Creamy Wine & Thyme Sauce

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 45m
Ready In

"A Tasty Mussel treat"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (349.4 g)
  • Calories 334.1
  • Total Fat - 11.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 86.1 mg
  • Sodium - 773.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 1.8 g
  • Protein - 30.3 g
  • Calcium - 82.8 mg
  • Iron - 10.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Clean the mussels with a soft brush or a bit of the green scrubbing cloth, removing any dirt, barnacles and the beard. Remember the beard;

Step 2

Discard any open, damaged or those which do not close when tapped;

Step 3

Place in a bowl, cover with water and soak for an hour or so, changing water during process;

Step 4

Place the butter in a large pan, add the onion and garlic and for sauté 1 minute or so.

Step 5

Add the wine and bring to the boil;

Step 6

Lower the heat, add the thyme, place a lid on the pan and cook for some 3 to 4 minutes or so until the mussels begin to open;

Step 7

Stirring continuously, add the crème fraiche or cream, parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper;

Step 8

Heat through ensuring the mussels open; Discard any that remain closed;

Step 9

Place pan on table with warm bowls and bread, spoon in the mussels, pour sauce over them and eat.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



A made a half recipe to have as my main meal and with some crusty bread I was in heaven with every mouthful, thank you DonSpain, made for Alphabet Soup Tag game.

review by:
(19 Feb 2019)