Mussels in white wine sauce


  • Mussels.(steamed)
  • Butter.
  • Garlic.
  • White wine.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Parley.
  • Fresh sliced chillies. (optional)
  • Salt and pepper.


    step 1

    Make the sauce: Melt butter in a deep pan with a lid. Add garlic and chilli (if using). Allow to cook for 30 seconds until fragrant then pour in the wine and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer, taste and season with salt and pepper.

    step 2

    Prepare the mussels: I prefer to have my fishmonger prepare the mussels for me by debearding and scrubbing them. If you’re using whole, fresh mussels, check that they are all still closed and discard any that are open. Add the mussels to the sauce then cover and allow to simmer for 5 minutes or until they are all open. Discard any that aren’t open. Scatter over the parsley, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

    step 3

    Serve: Serve with your choice of side dishes but I suggest crusty bread or fries to dip into the delicious sauce.