Steamed Mussels With Sauce Aurore

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins

Rich, creamy, and most times decadent, bistro food , these mussels and sauce make a delicious appetizer course, or you can serve them as entree with classic pommes frites.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak mussels in a bowl of fresh water for 15 minutes. Discard any mussels that are open, broken, chipped or damaged.
  2. If necessary remove and discard the beard from each mussel pulling it firmly with your fingers.
  3. Remove mussels from soaking water; discard the water.
  4. Use a stiff brush to scrub off any sand or barnacles stuck to the shell.
  5. Place scrubbed mussels in a bowl of fresh water.
  6. Sweat shallot and garlic, uncovered, in oil in a large saute pan over medium-low heat until soft 3-5 minutes.
  7. Deglaze pan with wine, increase heat to medium, and simmer until liquid is reduced, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add butter, stirring until melted.
  9. Whisk flour into butter-shallot mixture; cook until roux is golden, about 2 minutes.
  10. Whisk Fish Stock into mixture until smooth, the stir in tomatoes.
  11. Add mussels and steam them, covered until shells open, 5-8 minutes.
  12. Discard any mussels that remains unopened.
  13. Toss parsley and tarragon with mussels and sauce.
  14. Transfer mussels and sauce to shallow bowls; serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Flavorful, easy to make, similar to the quality I"ve had in seafood joints. Great over pasta.

gregg gourmet November 28, 2012