This mussels recipe is a great starter if you're trying to impress your guests. I use half open mussels cause they are cheaper but if you can get your hands on full mussels, that works eveb better. 

What You'll Need - Serves 4 

  • 1 Kg of Mussels
  • 1 Onion 
  • 8 Cloves Garlic 
  • 2 Cups White Wine 
  • 200ml Cream 
  • 2 Tbs Butter 
  • 1/2 Lemon 
  • Bunch Fresh Parsley 

Prep - 5 Minutes 

  • Finely dice the onions and garlic cloves 
  • Remove the parsley leaves from the stalks and finely chop your parsley leaves.

Let's Get Cooking - 10 Minutes 

  • In a large pan/pot with a lid melt 2 tablespoons of butter 
  • Add the onions and 2/3 of the chopped garlic and fry until the onions are cooked 
  • Add the white wine and allow rapidly boil for 2 minutes 
  • Add the mussels to the pan,the remainder of the garlic and cover with the lid and allow to steam for 2 minutes (If you are using the full mussels steam until they are open) 
  • Add the cream and combine. Season with salt and pepper and allow to simmer for another 2 minutes. 
  • Squeeze the juice of half the lemon into the mussels. Add the chopped parsley and combine before serving. 
  • Serve with toasted baguette.