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Mussels in White Wine

Chez le Rêve Francais
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, starter
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 287 kcal


  • 2 kg mussels washed and checked
  • 2 finely chopped shallots or 1 onion
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 150 ml white wine Muscadet or other dry white wine
  • 150 ml water
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • Heat the butter in a large saucepan and add the shallots.
  • Fry gently until they soften and add the garlic for 1 minute.
  • Tip in the wine and water, half of the parsley and mussels.
  • Pop on the lid and the mussels should start to open within a few minutes.
  • Give them a stir round to make sure the ones at the top are cooked or shake the pan.
  • Sprinkle with more herbs and serve.


It's really important to prepare any shellfish properly just by following these simple rules. Clams should be prepared in the same way.
  • Fill a bowl with cold water and tip in the mussels.
  • Check each mussel inturn by removing any stringy, beardy bits.
  • Check each one for cracks or missing shell and discard.
  • Discard any that are open and will not shut when you tap the shell.
  • Discard any that float in the water.
  • After cooking, advise your guests not to eat any that have not opened.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.


Calories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 31gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 761mgPotassium: 895mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 664IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 10mg
Keyword moules marinieres, mussels
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