Mussels Vinaigrette

Prep Time
Cook Time
1d 20m
Ready In

"Lovely appetizer! These mussels are heavenly! Do lots, they will go quickly."

Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (24.9 g)
  • Calories 57.8
  • Total Fat - 5.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 5.4 mg
  • Sodium - 65.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0.2 g
  • Protein - 2.1 g
  • Calcium - 6.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Scrub mussels well and remove the beards.

Step 2

Discard any that do not close tightly, set aside.

Step 3

Whisk the oil and vinegar together in a bowl, then add capers, onions, pimiento, parsley, salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Plce one cup of water in a frypan with the lemon slice.

Step 5

Add the mussels and bring to a boil.

Step 6

Remove the mussels as the open; cool.

Step 7

Remove the mussel meat from the shells, reserving half of the shells; mix the meat into the vinaigrette.

Step 8

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Step 9

Clean the reserved mussel shells well and place in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Step 10

Before serving, replace the mussels in the shells and spoon a small mount of the vinaigrette over.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Shar Pei

These are a super delicious addition to your appetizer round when your having a party, or you can just make them to eat any time. We thought they were deelicioussssss!

review by:
(8 Sep 2014)