Mussels Dijonnaise

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by SLColman

This is an easy and delicious variation on the classic Moules Marinière. You can leave out the mustard if you wish, and/or the cream…. But then you won’t be making my recipe! Be sure to have lots of crusty bread to sop up the luscious sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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