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Drunken Mussels Recipe
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Drunken Mussels

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"This seriously delicious drunken mussels recipe is one of the quickest shellfish preparations known to man. Bring a flavorful, wine-based broth to a boil, add mussels and cover; cook until they open, and eat. That's it!"

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add garlic and let sizzle for about 30 seconds. Season with red pepper flakes and lemon zest, stirring for about 45 seconds.
  2. Quickly pour in wine into the pan and season with black pepper. Bring sauce to a boil, stir in mussels, and cover immediately. Shake pot and let boil for 1 minute.
  3. Stir mussels, replace cover, and let boil for 2 more minutes. The shells will begin to open. Stir in parsley, cover pot, and cook until all shells are open, 1 to 3 minutes.
  4. Serve with grilled bread and lemon wedge.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 20 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 20, 2012

Loved it! Thank you! Would not change a thing.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 03, 2014

This was NOT good. If I were to make thing again I would likely double the butter, and split the wine with some type of stock. Two cups of wine is terrible. I used good, dry white and even added a leek that I had in the fridge but there was no flavor besides the wine. Seafood like this shouldn't need salt and this did.

 
Jul 28, 2012

This was a big winner with everyone. I had 3 pounds of mussels. We subbed beer for the wine, used a tablespoon of crushed red pepper (we like 'em hot!) and since we were having clams as well we wanted this to be a red sauce. I added a 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes and doubled the butter. I let the sauce cook a bit to thicken and then added the mussels. So good! Loved the sauce over some linguine. Will be making this again!

 
Jul 06, 2012

I changed this one just a bit and it turned out awesome. Used beer instead of wine and added some heavy cream. It was a hit at our last dinner party.

 
Jun 27, 2012

Excellent! We couldn't stop mopping up the broth with our crusty bread :)

 
Oct 02, 2012

This recipe was great! It made me look like a master cook without much experience. It looked beautiful, but I did have a hard time getting all the mussels to open (may have been the quality of the mussels). I used my boyfriend and my favorite wine, which is a sweet white and what we had on hand, I will not do that again! it was way too sweet and fruity. dry white or beer next time, but I will definitely try it again!

 
Nov 09, 2013

This is THE basic recipe for mussels that we like. However, if you want to print it, don't use allrecipes print option - you will get something with 3 point type. Have to copy and paste into Word or printscreen.

 
Jan 05, 2013

Super easy to make. I added shallots and would definitely add them again but great without!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 553 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 7.4 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 28.1 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 620 mg
  • 25%

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

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