Simple Steamed Mussels

    55 minutes

    This is a very simple way to prepare mussels, steamed in their own juices, which lets their flavour come through.

    14 people made this

    Serves: 5 

    • 4 kg mussels, cleaned and debearded
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Fill a large pot with mussels. Sprinkle chopped onions and garlic over the shellfish. Do not add water, as mussels produce all the water needed for steaming! Cook over high heat until most or all of the mussels open. Discard any that do not open.

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    Simmered onion in a small amount of butter until translucent. Added garlic and a little apple juice for sweetness just before adding mussels. Yum.  -  26 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was excited to make the mussels, but they turned out as a big disapointment. The mussels turned out flavorless and just really bland. It was truly missing other ingredients.  -  22 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a great base recipe for steaming mussels. I used mine in a salad and seasoned the greens with lemon, sea salt, pepper, and fresh parsley. I think the mussels could be bland on their own, but nice to add to another dish. Thanks!!  -  11 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)