This came out of a Gourmet Magazine about 8 years ago. I have tweeked the amounts used in the original recipe to suit my taste and to allow 2 meal portions. The saying is for a meal portion to allow 2lbs of mussels per person. Or you may use this recipe as a nice appetizer for 4-5 persons. It has a yummy combination of taste and I would recommend a nice crusty bread served with it to mop up the lovely lemon cream.