Mussel Recipes

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Thai Steamed Mussels

Rating: 5 stars 201
Delicious and easy spicy Thai steamed mussels that can be finished in just thirty minutes.

Steamed Mussels I

Rating: 4 stars 12
Simply mussels for a simply wonderful meal.

Mussels Moorings Style

Rating: 4 stars 13
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: 4.5 stars 23
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: 4.5 stars 30
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.

Grilled Mussels with Curry Butter

Rating: 5 stars 41
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 227
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: 4.5 stars 92
This is great as a light meal with a salad and crusty bread for dipping.

Appetizer Mussels

Rating: 5 stars 120
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: 4.5 stars 339
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: 5 stars 853
A classic seafood stew with a little bit of everything from the sea. Shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, and crab meat; seasoned with oregano, thyme and basil. Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread for sopping up the delicious broth!
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Seafood Marinara Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 54
A little more elaborate then a basic marinara but still simple, quick and relatively cheap! This recipe will feed 4 people who like to eat or 5-6 light eaters.

Inspiration and Ideas

Mussels Vinaigrette
Rating: Unrated 7
"So simple, inexpensive and very tasty." – Bunkey
Mussels and Pasta with Creamy Wine Sauce

I love seafood and always have a bag, or two, of mussel meat in the freezer. It's fairly inexpensive and is usually found in a case by the fresh fish. This cooks up really quickly, so have everything prepped before starting.