Wine Steamed Mussels
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This Wine Steamed Mussels recipe Moules à la Marinière is the most typical French way to cook mussels. Pair with wine and enjoy your own France at home!

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
14 items mussels scrubbed & soaked
4 fl oz dry white vermouth 120 ml
4 tbsp chopped onion(s) or green onion
3 tbsp parsley chopped
2 bay leaf(ves)
2 oz butter 50 g
to taste black pepper(s)
1 tbsp parsley chopped to decorate
lemon(s) to decorate
Main Ingredient
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Nutritional information

382
Calories
14.1 g
Protein
25.7 g
Fat
9.1 g
CH
15.1 g
Sat Fat
92 mg
Chol
0.9 g
Fiber
489 mg
Sodium
0.9 g
Sugar
16 mcg
Vitamin D
59 mg
Calcium
5 mg
Iron
442 mg
Potassium
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    Wine steamed mussels

    Wine steamed mussels or Moules à la Marinière in French is the most typical French way of cooking mussels. The mussels are steamed open in a big pot or casserole with wine and flavorings, and it only takes about 5 minutes. You normally serve mussels with French bread, butter and chilled green or white wine.

    I started the whole process with mussels. Mine were dirty and full of sand. So…

    Mussels cooking tip

    I scrubbed and soaked the mussels in cold water with a small amount of black pepper. This is a pretty cool trick that you will find useful in cooking many different dishes because pepper takes away all the sand. Miracles!

    Making moules à la marinière

    I added wine (dry white vermouth) to a pan. Then I brought the wine to boil and added onions, parsley, bay leaf, thyme, pepper and butter. I didn’t add the mussels yet. Lastly, I boiled everything for 3 minutes to evaporate the alcohol slightly reducing its volume.

    Next, I added the mussels to the pan. I covered them and boiled on high heat. I tossed the mussels in the pan with wine with a slight up-and-down motion to cook them evenly. In about 5 minutes the shells opened and the mussels were ready.

    Finally, I served the mussels on a plate and sprinkled them with chopped parsley. Voila!

    Pair with wine

    Pair with a glass of wine for a great dinner! Portuguese vinho verde Adega do Presidente ↗ works perfectly!

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    Steps

    1
    Done
    30 min

    Clean Mussels

    Start the process with mussels. If they are dirty and full of sand, scrub and soak ​the ​mussels in cold water with a small amount of black pepper. The pepper takes all ​the ​sand.

    2
    Done
    3 min

    Time for Wine

    Place wine into a pan. Bring the wine to the boil ​and add onions, 3 tbsp of chopped parsley, bay leaf, thyme, pepper​ and​ butter. Don't add the mussels yet.​ Boil ​all​ for 3 minutes to evaporate ​​alcohol, ​slightly reducing its volume.

    3
    Done
    5 min

    Cook Mussels

    Th​e​n, add the mussels to the pan. Cover them and boil ​on high heat. Toss them in the pan with a​ slight up​-​and​-​down motion so that the mussels are evenly cooked. In about 5 minutes the shells open and the mussels are perfect​ly done!

    4
    Done

    Serve

    Your Wine Steamed Mussels or Moules à la Marinière are ready. Serve the mussels on a plate and sprinkle them ​with the remaining 1 tbsp of chopped parsley​ - bon appétit!

    Helena

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    My favorite way of cooking mussels – they turn out so yum! I particularly love the sauce – so flavorful!

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