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Moules Marinières

Simple Moules Marinières

Steamed Mussels in the French style. Completely and utterly delicious, this is simple and easy to create in your kitchen. Excellent as a casual meal, and elegant enough to serve guests.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 2 people


  • 2 lbs mussels frozen and fully cooked
  • 1 shallot finely minced
  • 5 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • Italian parsley handful roughly chopped for garnish
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Melt butter in a large stockpot set on medium setting on your stove.
    melting butter in a stockpot
  • Add minced garlic and shallot to the butter, and stir 1 minute.
    minced garlic and shallot in melted butter
  • Add wine and bring to the boil.
  • Now add the frozen mussels straight from the bags along with your cream. Stir well and bring back to the boil. Lower the heat to a simmer (around medium or a little higher) and cover. Cook until the mussels open, approximately 8-10 minutes. You are basically steaming the mussels so you want to see some steam. :-)
    mussels and cream in a stockpot
  • Season with salt and pepper, and garnish generously with Italian parsley!
    Moules Marinières


Serve with crusty French bread to mop up all the juices!  Bon appetit!!
Keyword mussels, seafood
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