20 minsDinner

Steamed mussels with white wine and garlic

Makes: four servings
Makes: four servings


  • 4 lbs mussels
  • 1 yellow onion
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 3 ½ tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ baguette


  1. Wash, remove beards and discard any of already-opened mussels prior to cooking.

  2. Peel and dice onion. Chop parsley and basil.

  3. Add broth, white wine, onions and garlic to pot. Bring to boil and simmer 5 minutes.

  4. Add mussels to pot. Cover, increase heat to medium-high, and steam mussels 5 minutes.

  5. When mussels have opened, stir in basil, parsley and butter; remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Serve in bowls with sauce spooned over and baguette on the side.