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Mussels In Lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce

Mussels in Lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce makes the perfect appetizer before the main dinner dish and is an elegant dish for entertaining.
Mussels in Lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce

Mussels in Lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce is one of the most delicious appetizers (or starters as it is known in some countries) and it is so easy to make at home. Have a bag of half shell mussels ? Let’s go and make some Mussels !

No need to go to a restaurant when you are craving Mussels in a creamy sauce. Not to mention how pricey seafood restaurants are these days.

I remember a time when we had dinner at least twice a month at a close-by seafood restaurant. Good old days !

Of course Mussels are not only available as an appetizer in seafood restaurants, but many Steakhouses also have them on their menus.

This recipe is so saucy, exactly what I want in an appetizer of this kind. Just imagine, mopping up the Garlic-Buttery sauce with a crusty slice of bread .. mmm, totally delicious !

We always, but always finish a batch, whether we are four sharing or only two of us.

Mussels in Lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce

I also like to serve the Mussels in the skillet it was cooked in, all of us tucking in with our little Mussel forks, and especially dipping bread in the sauce !

But, seating arrangements, or when I make these for more than three or four people, are not always suitable for sharing from one skillet and then I use small, not too deep, bowls (or rather a plate-bowl, if you know what I mean) to serve the Mussels individually.

Mussels in Lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce

The serving also depends on your eaters … sharing is fine with the immediate family, or even close friends.

However you can serve this dish in separate bowls, if for instance you have colleagues, or new friends over for dinner.

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Mussels In Lemon garlic-Butter Sauce

Mussels in Lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce

Mussels In lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce

Linda Nortje
Mussels in Lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce makes the perfect appetizer before the main dinner dish and is an elegant dish for entertaining
4.52 from 878 votes
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Course Appetizers / Snacks
Cuisine South-African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 372 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Onion small, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Fresh Garlic crushed
  • ½ teaspoon Chili Flakes
  • 1 cup Dry White Wine
  • 1 cup Fresh Cream (whipping cream)
  • 450 grams Half Shell Mussels ( 1 pound )
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 Lemon juice and zest
  • ½ cup Parsley chopped

Instructions
 

  • Melt the Butter in a large skillet (with a lid) – saute the Onion, Garlic and Chili Flakes until soft
  • Add the White Wine and simmer until reduced by two thirds – add the Cream and simmer 2 – 3 minutes
  • Add the Mussels and cover the skillet – over low heat, steam the Mussels until cooked – about 8 – 10 minutes
  • Remove from heat – season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper – stir through the Lemon Juice, finely grated Zest and Parsley
Nutrition Facts
Mussels In lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
372
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
28
g
43
%
Saturated Fat
 
18
g
113
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Cholesterol
 
94
mg
31
%
Sodium
 
294
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
12
g
4
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition value, where given, is not always accurate. Please also check your ingredient labels.
Serve immediately as an appetizer with lots of fresh, crusty bread slices.

Creamy, garlic-butter Lemon Mussels ~ One of the most delicious appetizers ever !

Creamy, garlic-butter Lemon Mussels ~ One of the most delicious appetizers ever !

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Lutendo Magoro

Thursday 9th of May 2024

Absolute yumminess. What an easy but delicious recipe.

Luna

Sunday 5th of May 2024

Thanks a lot for the recipe!! It's so original and tasty!!

Steve Williams

Friday 15th of March 2024

We used frozen mussels but my wife really enjoyed them. The garlic and wine add a very favorable aroma to the dish.

Duane

Sunday 18th of February 2024

I just finished eating , it was perfect , such balanced flavours . I forgot to add the lemon , but didn't really miss it . I thought it would be really rich with all the cream , but it wasn't overly rich I was mopping up all the sauce with tiger loaf and stopped just short of licking the plate

Gigi

Sunday 11th of February 2024

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