Steamed Mussels Recipe

Steamed Mussels Recipe – White Wine, Minced Garlic, and Rosemary

How To Steam Mussels In a Pot

Discover our simple recipe for Steamed Mussels in White Wine and Minced Garlic, complemented with Rosemary, Butter, and Crushed Red Pepper. With a cooking time of only five minutes, it’s the perfect quick and tasty dish to enjoy as an appetizer or over pasta.

To make the broth, get a medium stockpot and pour in one and a half cups of your favorite white wine (we use Pinot Grigio). Add two tablespoons of minced garlic, some butter, and half a teaspoon of crushed red pepper to the wine. Gently boil the mixture and stir it until the butter has melted completely.

Gently boil the white wine and thoroughly mix the ingredients into the wine broth, then add the mussels to the pot and a Rosemary sprig. We use a whisk for stirring, but a spoon will also work.

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How Long To Steam Mussels

The white wine should cover the mussels halfway. Next, cover the pot with the lid and steam the mussels until they open. If the broth is boiling when you add the mussels, it should take about one minute to open.

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How Many Mussels Per Person

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How many mussels per person? If you’re serving mussels as an entrée, a standard serving size is 12 to 15 per person. For an appetizer, use 6 to 8 mussels.

When buying mussels, remember that the shell’s weight makes up most of the weight, so it’s best to go by a certain number rather than weight. So feel free to add more mussels if you prefer.

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Always make sure when purchasing mussels that the shells are completely closed. For example, if the shell is open when you buy them, and you can see the mussel’s meat, don’t use them.

Learn how to Sauté Shrimp. Also, check out how to steam oysters or how to deep fry shrimp.