Mussels in White Wine Sauce with Garlic Bread on the Side
From Martha Stewart - Photo by Rob Tannenbaum

Mussels in White Wine Sauce

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From Martha Stewart. If you’re having a dinner party, this is the perfect appetizer or main dish for those who love fish, especially mussels! It’s also great for a romantic dinner in. So easy to prepare, and under 30 minutes! Try getting your fresh mussels from Sierra Seafood Specialties, 40134 Enterprise Drive, in Oakhurst.

Mussels in White Wine Sauce


  • 1 Cup Dry White Wine
  • 2 Large Shallot Finely chopped
  • 3 Clove Garlic Finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 lb Mussels in the Shell
  • 2 TB Mixed Fresh Herbs Parsley, Chervil, or Basil, Chopped
  • 4 TB butter cut into pieces
  • 1 Med Tomato Coarsely chopped


  • Rinse and scrib mussels under cold running water. Using your fingers or a paring knife remove beards (strings that hang from the mussels' shells) and discard
  • In a large stockpot set over medium heat, combine wine, shallot, garlic, and salt. Simmer 5 minutes. Add tomatoes.
  • Add mussels, cover and increase heat to high. Cook until all mussels are open, about 5 MINUTES! Stir in herbs and butter.
  • Remove from heat. Divide mussels among four bowls, and cover with broth. Serve immediately.