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  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds PEI mussels
  • 3 TBLS butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 1/4 C white wine, I used a Pinot Grigio
  • 1/2 bottle clam juice
  • Kosher salt/Pepper
  • few dashes of McCormick Crushed Red Pepper
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • zest and juice of one lemon
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This recipe for my Steamed Mussels with White Wine and Garlic may just be the easiest, quickest and tastiest dish out there! You can enjoy as an appetizer with crusty bread, or make as a meal and pour over top your favorite pasta. Either way, you are not going to believe the flavor you can create in just about fifteen minutes from start to finish!

If you are local to Charlotte, head on over to The Carolina Meat & Fish Co. and grab a few pounds of PEI Mussels. If you love mussels as much as I do, be sure to check out my recipes for Mussels Marinara, Steamed Mussels in a Sambuca Cream Sauce with Basil, Seafood Stew – Cioppino, Italian Seafood Salad, and Seafood Pasta Fra Diavolo.

It is not always necessary, but I do like to clean my mussels prior to steaming. Pick through the mussels and discard any that are open prior to cleaning. Place mussels in a bowl with a bit of cold water and a touch of flour for a few minutes. The mussels will ingest the flour and spit it out along with any sand and/or grit. Rinse thoroughly. For a complete “how-to,” check out my blog on How to Clean Clams.


Melt the butter in a deep pan. Add in the garlic, shallots, red pepper flakes, kosher salt and black pepper. Allow the garlic and shallots to just infuse the butter and soften. This should take about three minutes. Do NOT brown or burn.

Pour in the white wine and clam juice. Turn up the heat enough to bring the mixture to a heavy simmer. Toss in the rinsed mussels and place lid.

Mussels will only take only a minute or so, to open and be fully cooked. Steaming too long may cause the mussels to become chewy. Check for any mussels that fail to open. Discard immediately. Stir in the fresh parsley, lemon zest and fresh lemon juice.

Toss to coat in the sauce and serve these fabulous Steamed Mussels with White Wine and Garlic! ENJOY!


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