How to Cook Mussels
In this recipe you will learn everything that you need to know about how to prepare mussels for cooking: from how to select, store, clean and even how to cook mussels. As a bonus, I will show you how to make a delicious French-style mussels dish aka Moules Marinières.
Soak mussels in cold salt water (3 cups + ¼ cup salt) for about 15 minutes. Discard open mussels, scrub the shells, de-beard, and rinse until the water runs clear.
Heat oil in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook shallots for 30 seconds, add garlic and continue cooking until fragrant and softened.
Add white wine, heavy cream, thyme, parsley, butter, and salt. Stir to combine. Add mussels, stir, cover the pot, cook on high heat for 5-6 minutes or until mussels open and are cooked through.
You can store the leftover cooked mussels in an airtight container. Properly stored, it can last up to 2 days in the refrigerator or 3 months in the freezer.
Dry white wine:
You can use any white wine that isn't sweet and with a high acidity, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc.
Calories: 432kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 15gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 644mgPotassium: 546mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1641IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 6mg