Garlic and Wine Braised Mussels

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by KittyKitty

Mussels look really nice, when on display over rice or pasta. This is one of my husbands favorites, the aroma it makes while cooking is wonderful. A great dish to impress guests. It's very easy to make.

Top Review by xplorer7

It's a shame this never got any reviews before this. This dish looked promising when I read the recipe, and it turned out to be every bit as delicious as it sounded: the flavors were wonderful! If that wasn't enough, it made for a really nice presentation, too! It was a big hit with the family.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scrub mussels with a brush, remove beards ( just grab an end and pull). DIscard cracked or heavy mussels ( they have sand in them), or open mussels that won't close when tapped ( they are dead, and no good to eat).
  2. Saute garlic in butter and oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. Stir in wine and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add mussels. Cover and cook 6-7 minutes or until mussels open, shaking pan several times.
  3. PLace linguine on a warm platter.
  4. Transfer mussels to platter with a slotted spoon, discarding any unopened mussels.
  5. Pour butter mixture ovr mussels; sprinkle with remaining pepper an chopped cilantro.

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