Moules Marinieres

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Recipe: #9335

April 29, 2013

"Basic French method for quick cooking mussels. Serve with white wine and French bread."

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (698.1 g)
  • Calories 580.1
  • Total Fat - 23.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 173.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1576.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 21.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.5 g
  • Protein - 61.4 g
  • Calcium - 159.6 mg
  • Iron - 21.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 56.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat wine and garlic to a large skillet and bring to a boil.

Step 2

Add mussels to pan and cover.

Step 3

Cook, shaking pan frequently, for several minutes (1-5 mins, extra cooking time is to reduce the liquid), removing all mussels as they open to a plate. Do not overcook mussels.

Step 4

Discard any mussels that do not open.

Step 5

Add lemon juice and butter to the juice in the pan, and cook until the liquid reduces by half, then pour through a fine mesh strainer.

Step 6

Return liquid to the pan and add the pepper flakes and parley and cooked mussels.

Step 7

Serve at once.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


I made this for Good Friday dinner and the family loved this. I didn't strain the liquid and used champagne as I did not have white wind, but everything else as per recipe. It was a success! Even a non mussel eater tried these and really like them... So I guess this recipe can take claim it has converted some-one to the mussel side! :-) So easy and simple to make with great flavours. This recipe made our Good Friday dinner a winner!


review by:
(14 Apr 2017)


I often serve mussels for my 3PM appetizer on Sunday - I love this simple recipe - it measures right up there with my favorite. Thanks Sue Great recipe


review by:
(26 May 2013)

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