Penn Cove Mussels Steamed in Orange Juice With Basil

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Outta Here

A colorful first course with a dipping sauce made from its own cooking broth.

Top Review by duonyte

These were so very good. I think I would add a pinch of salt next time, but my honey thought they were perfect as is. I did not read the instructions carefully and put all the rind in at the beginning - no harm, as they cook so quickly. Also, I julienned the basil, as I like how that looks. The orange flavor is subtle and delicious. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grate the orange rind and reserve.
  2. Cut 1 thin slice from the middle of the orange and cut it into little triangles; reserve.
  3. Juice the remaining orange.
  4. In a large skillet that has a lid, mix the minced basil, oil, pepper, mussels, water, shallots, orange juice and half the grated rind. Cover the pan and bring to a boil and steam for a few minutes until the mussels open.
  5. Remove the mussels with a slotted spoon and toss the ones that didn't open.
  6. Place them on plates lined with fresh basil leaves. Garnish with orange triangles. Sprinkle the remaining orange rind on top.
  7. Pour the cooking broth into a small dishes, to dip mussels into.

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