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White wine mussels recipe in a bowl with a side of garlic bread.
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Quick Mussels with Garlic Herb Butter

This Quick Mussels with White Wine, Garlic and Herb sauce recipe is ready in under 15 minutes Perfect for weeknights and for entertaining!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 327kcal


  • 3 Tablespoons Kerrygold Garlic and Herb Butter
  • 1 large shallot minced
  • 2 Tablespoons dry white wine
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh mussels
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Clean and debeard the mussels.
  • In a large saucepan with a lid, melt the butter over medium high heat.
  • Add the shallots and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the wine, lemon juice and white pepper.
  • Bring the liquid to a boil.
  • Add the mussels, cover the pan and reduce the heat to medium low.
  • Cook the mussels for 3 minutes, shaking the pan half way through.
  • After 3 minutes remove the lid.
  • The mussels are done when the shells have opened!
  • Evenly divide the mussels between two shallow bowls.
  • Divide the liquid evenly among the bowls.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.


Depending upon your appetite and what else you are serving, I plan on 3/4 to 1 pound of mussels per person. I highly recommend serving some grilled or toasted baguettes alongside to soak up all that lovely liquid.


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1140IU | Vitamin C: 28.9mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 7.3mg