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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.

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

Yield: 4 Servings

Mussels In lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce

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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Melt the Butter in a large skillet (with a lid) – saute the Onion, Garlic and Chili Flakes until soft
  2. Add the White Wine and simmer until reduced by two thirds – add the Cream and simmer 2 – 3 minutes
  3. Add the Mussels and cover the skillet – over low heat, steam the Mussels until cooked – about 8 – 10 minutes
  4. Remove from heat – season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper – stir through the Lemon Juice, finely grated Zest and Parsley

Nutrition Information

Yield

4 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 372Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 94mgSodium 294mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 8g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Serve immediately as an appetizer with lots of fresh, crusty bread slices.

Linked up at: Sweet Little Bluebird – WEEKEND POTLUCK

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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Holly Shilling

Sunday 19th of September 2021

Great recipe. I was lazy and used full shell mussels. Definitely making this again.

Linda Nortje

Sunday 19th of September 2021

Nothing wrong with full shell mussels, Holly ! Glad you enjoyed the recipe 😊

Maddison

Thursday 29th of July 2021

I love seafood but never been too crazy on mussels. Don’t hate them, just always been meh. When I made this recipe (I substituted because I can’t have dairy) I was in awe. It was some of the best seafood I’ve had. Definitely the best mussels.

Linda Nortje

Thursday 29th of July 2021

I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the mussels recipe, Maddison ! Thank you for the positive feedback

J Backus

Sunday 25th of July 2021

What are half shell mussels? Do I have to remove one of the shells? Can I just cook them whole?

Linda Nortje

Monday 26th of July 2021

Half shell mussels look exactly as in the images and no you leave the shells on. Hope this helps !

Rafael Dimitriadis

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

Amazing recipe everyone loved it. Tried it without the lemon juice and zest rather put on the side of the plate as optional.I must say coming from seafood lover family we always use lemon for shells however I think this time they had a richer taste without it. 100% recommend it super simple, super fast, super tasty

Leilanie De Jager

Wednesday 7th of July 2021

Awesome...thank you

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