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How to cook mussels in garlic butter sauce

How to cook mussels in garlic butter sauce

how-to-cook-mussels-in-garlic-butter-sauce.jpgMussels in garlic butter sauce is so simple to prepare. Cleaning and de-bearding mussels is a fair amount of work, so if possible buy pre-cleaned and de-bearded mussels.


  • ⅓ cup water
  • 12 mussels, scrubbed, beards removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ small red onion, diced
  • 2 - 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ small tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce

For crumb topping

  • 2 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley, extra
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Cooking instructions

  1. Open your Garlic Shaker®. Toss an entire head of garlic into it. Close the lids. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Open a lid. Pour out the peeled cloves.
  2. Bring water to boil in a large saucepan. Add mussels. Cook, covered, for 3-5 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, until mussels open. Discard any that don't open.
  3. Break apart shells. Arrange half-shells on an oven tray. Discard remaining shells.
  4. Heat oil in a medium frying pan on high. Sauté onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes, until tender.
  5. Remove from heat. Stir in tomato, parsley, juice and Tabasco. Season to taste. Spoon mixture over mussels in shells. Preheat grill to hot.
  6. For crumb topping - In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs and parsley. Sprinkle over each mussel. Place under a hot grill for 2-3 minutes, until tops are lightly toasted. Drizzle with a little oil before serving.

Number of Servings: 1-2 servings of mussels in garlic butter sauce.