Mussels in White Wine

Mussels In White Wine Recipe

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Roberta Savio


I am not a big fan of mussels, but this is one dish I like, especially the sauce.


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12 c
fresh mussels, approx. 1lb.
1/4 c
1 large
onion-chopped very fine
2-3 clove
1 1/2 c
dry white wine
2/3 c
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
3 pinch
lemon rind-or more if you like
1 bunch
of herbs, tied together-basil,parsley and sage
1 Tbsp
4 Tbsp
heavy cream or half anf half
2-3 Tbsp
fresh chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Mussels in White Wine


  • 1Scrub and clean mussels, making sure to remove the beards and dirt. IMPORTANT:-the mussels must be tightly closed, if any are opened, throw them out.
  • 2Melt half butter in large saucepan and add the onion and garlic. Fry until soft, not browned.
  • 3Add wine, water, lemon juice and rind, the tied herbs and plenty of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • 4Add mussels and cover tightly. Simmer 5 minutes shaking the pan often until all the mussels have opend. IMPORTANT:-throw away any mussels that have not opened. Remove the tied herbs.
  • 5Remove the empty half shell from all the mussels. Blend in remaining butter with the flour and beat into the soup, a little at a time. Simmer about 2-3 minutes until slightly thick.
  • 6Add the cream and half the parsley and gently mix.
    Serve, and top with remaining parsley. Serve with a nice crusty rustic bread.

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About Mussels in White Wine

Course/Dish: Fish Soups
Other Tag: Healthy

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