Mussel Recipes

Mussels in broth, mussels in wine, so many great mussels recipes in one place.

Staff Picks

Thai Steamed Mussels

Rating: 4.78 stars
Delicious and easy spicy Thai steamed mussels that can be finished in just thirty minutes.

Steamed Mussels I

Rating: 4.08 stars
Simply mussels for a simply wonderful meal.

Mussels Moorings Style

Rating: 4.15 stars
This is a very popular recipe around my house and yields the best mussels in cream and wine sauce that I've ever had. Easy, fun and a wonderful treat.

Mussels Provencal

Rating: 4.55 stars
A tomato sauce recipe for mussels is great if you don't like the usual wine recipes (like me!). There is no salt or butter. Here's a tip to make sure mussels are fresh: tap the opening of the mussel on a hard surface, if the shell closes you've got yourself some nice fresh mussels!

Million Dollar Mussels

Rating: 4.38 stars
These mussels I originally had in Cape Cod Massachusetts about 20 years ago. This is my version of them, and it is even better than the original. Pair with a large loaf of crusty bread to soak up the generous sauce.
By Anonymous

Grilled Mussels with Curry Butter

Rating: 4.88 stars
Mussels are topped with a rich curry butter, sealed in foil packets, and grilled until done in this terrific recipe. They're so delicious! I serve these as an appetizer with warm, crusty bread for dunking followed by a big green salad topped with grilled chicken or shrimp for an easy summertime meal.

Drunken Mussels

Rating: 4.5 stars
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!

Love Mussels

Rating: 4.72 stars
This is great as a light meal with a salad and crusty bread for dipping.

Appetizer Mussels

Rating: 4.75 stars
What timing! Although I have eaten mussels many times, October 17 was the very first time I cooked them, and (if I do say so myself!) they were great. A friend and I ate every last one, and he raved about the flavor the whole time. This is my own recipe.

Patti's Mussels a la Mariniere

Rating: 4.7 stars
This dish is reminiscent of dining in an outdoor cafe in the south of France. Serve with crusty bread, and a nice chilled glass of white wine. This exact recipe can also be used for clams.


Rating: 4.77 stars
A wonderful seafood stew! Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread for sopping up the delicious broth!

Seafood Cioppino

Rating: 4.76 stars
This is as good as any restaurant's version! Serve with rice and a nice salad.

Inspiration and Ideas

Mussels Vinaigrette
"So simple, inexpensive and very tasty." – Bunkey
Thai Steamed Mussels
See how to make quick-and-easy spicy mussels steamed in a flavorful curry broth made with unsweetened coconut milk, white wine, lime juice, Thai red curry paste, and garlic.

Zuppa Di Pesce Fra Di Avolo

Rating: 4.83 stars

An Italian favorite, best with a nice red wine and Frank Sinatra playing in the background.