White Wine Mussels Recipe

White Wine Mussels Recipe

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Mussels are bivalves and can be found in both fresh and saltwater. Mussels typically have a very mild ocean flavor with a faint, sweet mushroom undertone. Our White Wine Mussels recipe is a very easy recipe to make. We combine white wine with garlic, thyme and parsley to add tasty fresh flavors to the broth.


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 sprigs fresh thyme
Pinch crushed red peppers flakes
4 lb. cleaned mussels
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
Crusty bread, for serving


1. Heat the oil in a large wide pot, over medium heat.
2. Add onion, garlic, thyme, crushed red pepper and sauté for 3-minutes.
3. Add mussels and toss to coat.
4. Add the wine and chicken broth and bring to a boil.
5. Cover and simmer for 5-minutes.
6. Toss with parsley and cook, covered until the mussels are open (1-2 minutes more).
7. Serve mussels with crusty bread for dipping in the broth.

Wine Pairings:

We preface all of our wine pairing suggestions by letting you know that it’s really a matter of personal taste. While we do offer our opinions and why we selected a specific varietal, there is no right or wrong answer when pairing a wine with your dinner.


This White Wine Mussels recipe is a nice flavorful dish that goes great with Champagne. The mussels with the broth and crispy bread pair perfectly with Champagne. Champagnes have citrus, yellow apple, cream, almond and toast notes. Follow the link to our wine review site to find our favorite Champagnes-LetsHaveWine.com

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