Classic French Mussels



Mussels are SO affordable ($5-6/ pound), incredibly easy to make and SO delicious.  Serve with really good french bread and some wine and it’s a whole meal.  We follow the butter, garlic, shallot, wine, parsley and cream preparation and it’s delectable every. single. time.


Classic French Mussels Recipe, serves 2 as a meal, 4 as an app

6 tablespoons butter, divided
2 shallots, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 pounds mussels, cleaned
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
Kosher salt, pepper


Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add wine, and allow 2-3 minutes to cook out alcohol, Then toss in you cleaned mussels, cream, remaining butter, and parsley and season well with salt and pepper. Give it a good stir, cover the pot, and cook until mussels open and are cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes. Divide the mussels and the juices between 2 bowls and serve with the crusty bread.