Steamed Mussels I Recipe -
Steamed Mussels I Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Steamed Mussels I

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"Simply mussels for a simply wonderful meal."

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Fill a large pot with mussels. Sprinkle chopped onions and garlic over the shellfish. Do not add water, as mussels produce all the water needed for steaming! Cook over high heat until most or all of the mussels open. Discard any that do not open.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 26, 2008

Simmered onion in a small amount of butter until translucent. Added garlic and a little apple juice for sweetness just before adding mussels. Yum.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 22, 2005

I was excited to make the mussels, but they turned out as a big disapointment. The mussels turned out flavorless and just really bland. It was truly missing other ingredients.


11 Ratings

Aug 11, 2008

This is a great base recipe for steaming mussels. I used mine in a salad and seasoned the greens with lemon, sea salt, pepper, and fresh parsley. I think the mussels could be bland on their own, but nice to add to another dish. Thanks!!

Jan 12, 2010

Couldn't be easier or more delicious. I'll be using this recipe again and again. It was fun to listen to the mussels popping open in the pan.

Jan 07, 2008

Very good basic reciept

Feb 15, 2004

This was easy and delicious. It was just hard to keep warm while waiting for the rest of dinner to finish, but still good.

Apr 02, 2013

This was a great basic recipe! Although I adjusted the garlic:mussel ratio. I had 2 pounds of mussels and used 4-5 cloves (garlic lover here) of garlic and a chopped medium white onion. I also added 1 Tbls of butter and juice of 1/2 a lemon. It came out EXCELLENT. Thank You! PS: wouldnt allow me to upload a picture due tothe requirements! Oh well, steamed mussels what more can u show :P

Sep 19, 2011

if you add a cup of single cream just before serving this inproves this dish and gives it more flavour


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  • Calories
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 393 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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