Mussels in Green Sauce Madrid Appetizer

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Alan Leonetti

THIS IS A GREAT APPETIZER!!! We ordered this at a Spanish restaurant in Baltimore many years ago and after getting a partial list of ingredients from the chef and many attempts of making it, I finally came up with this fantastic recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scrub the mussels under the faucet and remove the beards and then set aside.
  2. In a 6 quart saucepot place butter, wine, lemon juice and water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Add the mussels and return to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 3 minutes or until mussels are opened.
  5. With a slotted spoon remove mussels to 4 deep serving dishes and set aside.
  6. Place the liquid into a blender or food processor and add the parsley, garlic cloves, shallot, salt and pepper and blend well.
  7. Pour the sauce over the mussels and serve with a crusty bread, so that you can dip the bread into the sauce.

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