Simple Steamed Mussels

Save Recipe
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small onion, thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 teaspoon chili flakes

2 pounds mussels, cleaned

1 cup Chardonnay

1 cup chicken stock

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup finely chopped parsley

Crusty bread, brushed with olive oil and grilled, for serving

Directions

  1. Place a cast-iron enameled Dutch oven over high heat and add the olive oil. Add the onions, garlic and butter and briefly cook until the onion softens, 2 to 3 minutes, then stir in the chili flakes. Add the mussels, Chardonnay and chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until all of the mussels have opened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the lid then add the parsley.
  2. Preheat a grill pan over medium heat. Brush the bread slices with olive oil on both sides. Grill until toasted on both sides, 30 seconds per side.
  3. Serve the mussels with a rustic piece of grilled bread.