Mussels With Saffron Cream

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

adapted from gourmet 12/06, i made this tonite and loved it. very quick and easy, this makes an appy for 6-8 or a main course for me ( just kidding, sort of). serve this with lots of french bread, and with spoons for the sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in a heavy pot with a lid heat olive oil.
  2. add onions, saffron, salt, stirring occasionally until onions are softened, 5-10 minutes.
  3. add wine and bring to a boil.
  4. stir in cream, pepper and mussels.
  5. cook, covered, until mussels start to open, 6-8 minutes.
  6. discard any unopened mussels, then stir parsley into finished dish.
Most Helpful

5 5

Have made this several times and fall in love with it again each time. I am planning on it for dinner tomorrow at the request of the Wife.

5 5

Excellent mussell recipe! Great to serve to guests! I served over fresh pasta.

5 5

Nice, nice, Chia!! Usually I make mussels without a recipe, but I thought, tonight, well, there are so many recipes on, why not actually choose one ...?! I liked yours because I wanted to use wine and cream. And, surprise, I did have the precious saffron!! Lovely, with an artisanal bread, and a fancy green salad as starter. I had 2 lbs of mussels (whole, in shell, as we are only 2 diners)). I would like to advise that, is you are using the full 4 lbs, maybe increase the wine and cream to 1 1/2 cups each. Anyway, thanks for a great main meal! It is high summer here in South Africa, and we are not in the mood for heavy red meat main dishes! Thanks!!!