Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

i love mussels! i found this recipe online, it's quick, easy, delicious. this can be served as an appetizer or a main course, but to be honest i can practically eat the whole thing myself. serve it with lots of french bread for the sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan until melted.
  2. Add the onions, shallots and garlic and cook briefly, until wilted.
  3. Do not brown.
  4. Add the mussels, salt, pepper, bay leaf, thyme, white wine and cream.
  5. Cover closely and bring to a boil. lower heat to medium.
  6. Cook for about 5 minutes, shaking to redistribute the mussels.
  7. Cook until all the mussels are opened.
  8. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the mussels to a serving bowl.
  9. Keep warm.
  10. Continue cooking the sauce for a minute, remove bay leaf and the thyme.
  11. Stir in the mustard with a wire whisk while heating.
  12. Do not boil.
  13. Spoon equal portions of the sauce over the mussels and sprinkle with parsley.
  14. Serve immediately with crusty bread.


Most Helpful

first itme making mussels and was a little nervous... they were SO easy and very very tasty.... i've made them once... practice run befor i makethem for friends...i will add this to my list of new favorite recipes... watch out friends and family prepared to be impressed

CCConners May 19, 2010

I added about a table spoon of goats cheese, and think next time if I do this I will reduce the mustard.

Chef sanj April 05, 2005

Delicious!! We love mussels and I think I made many of the mussels recipes you have posted. The sauce was creamy and all the flavours worked well, the mustard was not too overpowering. I served it with chiabatta bread. We had this with the two of us as a main meal!

Pets'R'us March 30, 2005

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