Amazing Mussels


Mussels steamed in a very light creamy tomato basil broth with a kick. You will not be disappointed.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 4 shallots, chopped

  • 4 cups beef broth

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced

  • 1 red chili pepper, minced

  • 4 fresh tomatoes, coarsely chopped

  • 20 fresh basil leaves, torn

  • 2 cups white wine

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ½ cup light cream

  • 5 pounds fresh mussels, scrubbed and debearded


  1. Melt butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots, and cook, stirring constantly, until lightly browned. Add a splash of the beef broth, jalapeno, and red chile pepper, and simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors.

  2. Add the tomatoes, basil leaves, white wine, and remaining beef broth. Bring to a boil. Dissolve cornstarch in a small amount of the light cream, and pour it and the rest of the cream into the stock pot. Return to a boil, and add the mussels. Cook until all of the shells have opened, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
14g Fat
27g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 1109mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 58mg 289%
Calcium 168mg 13%
Iron 21mg 115%
Potassium 1269mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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