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5 from 2 votes

French Mussels

Steamed Mussels in a delicious white wine and garlic cream broth is a versatile seafood dish filled with flavour. Rich flavours in buttery broth ready in less than 20 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Seafood
Cuisine: French
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 379kcal
Author: Karina


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 pounds 1kg mussels, cleaned
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to season
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice


  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion and garlic until softened, (about 5 minutes).
  • Add the mussels, wine, cream, butter, and parsley. Season well with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Mix well, cover pot with a lid and cook until mussels are cooked through and opened, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Serve mussels along with the juices in the pan with crusty or garlic bread.


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sugar: 1g