Rating: 4.5 stars
236 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 159
  • 4 star values: 53
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 4

This seriously delicious drunken mussels recipe is one of the quickest shellfish preparations known to man. Bring a flavorful, wine-based broth to a boil, add mussels and cover; cook until they open, and eat. That's it!

Recipe Summary

cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
prep:
10 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add garlic and let sizzle for about 30 seconds. Season with red pepper flakes and lemon zest, stirring for about 45 seconds.

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  • Quickly pour in wine into the pan and season with black pepper. Bring sauce to a boil, stir in mussels, and cover immediately. Shake pot and let boil for 1 minute.

  • Stir mussels, replace cover, and let boil for 2 more minutes. The shells will begin to open. Stir in parsley, cover pot, and cook until all shells are open, 1 to 3 minutes.

  • Serve with grilled bread and lemon wedge.

Nutrition Facts

553 calories; protein 28.1g; carbohydrates 40.5g; fat 14.8g; cholesterol 91.2mg; sodium 620.1mg. Full Nutrition
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