Mussels In Lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce

Makes the perfect appetizer before the main dinner dish and is an elegant dish for entertaining.

creamy mussels
Recipe NameDetail
Total time:30 mins
Prep:10 Min
Cook: 20 min
Makes:8 servings


• 4 TB Butter

• 1 1/2 Onion, small, finely chopped

• 4 t Fresh Garlic, crushed

• 1 t Chilli Flakes

• 2 cup Dry White Wine

• 2 cup Fresh Cream, (whipping cream)

• 800g Half Shell Mussels,

• Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

• 1 Lemon, juice and zest

• 1/2 cup Parsley, chopped

Steps to Make It

1. Melt the Butter in a large skillet (with a lid) – saute the Onion, Garlic and Chilli 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