Washington Steamed Mussels

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I've been known to invite a few neighbours over on a summer afternoon and cook these buggers in a pot over a hot charcoal grill. Crack open an ice-cold beer and enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, add the oil, garlic, and onion.
  2. When it’s hot, add the Tabasco, oregano and basil.
  3. When it's really hot, add the mussels and gently stir them around until the mussels just begin to open.
  4. Now pour in most of the wine (save enough for a glass for yourself), vinegar, and butter.
  5. Put the lid on the pot and steam for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. When they are fully opened, you are ready to serve into bowls (so you can include some broth with each serving).
  7. Serve with slightly crisp garlic bread to soak up the broth.
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We have now made these three times!!(in a month!!) they are soo good and so easy. Thanks for the recipe.

Jessie #4 November 08, 2009