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How to Make Mussels in White Wine & Garlic Sauce

– How to Make Mussels in White Wine & Garlic Sauce –

Nothing says summer like a plate of Mussels in White Wine & Garlic Sauce, between the sweet flavors of the mussels and the complex flavors of the white wine sauce, this dish is always a big-time summer favorite. So, is there a special trick or secret on How to Make Mussels in White Wine & Garlic Sauce? Absolutely not, this is a very simple and easy recipe to make, but I do suggest that you only use freshly bought fresh mussels as well as a decent white wine. In recipes like this one that use minimal ingredients, it´s important to use only the highest quality ingredients you can find, it makes a world of a difference in the flavors.

– Easy to Make and Loaded with Flavor –

Seriously, the best part about these Mussels in White Wine & Garlic Sauce is how easy they are to make. Once you have your mussels cleaned (some stores sell them already pre-cleaned) the entire dish comes together in under 10 minutes. I always like to enjoy this dish al fresco with a glass of the same white wine I used in the recipe. I recommend any young white Rioja, but a sauvignon blanc will also work. Watch the video below on How to Make Mussels in White Wine & Garlic Sauce or check out the recipe card below, which you can print. Salud!

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Mussels in White Wine & Garlic Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • -2 pounds fresh mussels
  • -1/2 cup white wine
  • -1 fresh lemon
  • -3 cloves garlic
  • -1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • -sea salt
  • -black pepper


  1. Begin by cleaning 2 pounds of fresh mussels under cold running water, remove the beard from each mussel and scrub them clean, if you have any mussels that are open give it a couple of taps on the counter, if they don´t close they´re most likely dead so discard
  2. Finely mince 3 cloves of garlic, cut 1 lemon into thin slices and finely chop 1/2 cup of fresh parsley
  3. Heat a large stock pot with a medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, 2 minutes after adding the oil add the minced garlic and mix with the oil, about a minute later add 1/2 cup of white wine, a couple slices of fresh lemon, half of the freshly chopped parsley, season with a kiss of sea salt and some freshly cracked black pepper and mix everything together, 2 minutes after adding the wine add the cleaned mussels into the pan, give the pan a couple of shakes and place a lid on the pan
  4. Five minutes after adding the lid to the pan remove it, all your mussels should have opened, if there are any that did not, discard them, transfer everything in the pan into a large shallow bowl, garnish with fresh lemon slices and the rest of the freshly choped parsley
  5. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  1. Sarah Cummings

    Oh gosh, I love mussels so much! With be trying out this recipe this weekend.

    23 . Jun . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Hope you enjoy them, thanks for the comment 🙂

      23 . Jun . 2018

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