Mussels with White Wine and Garlic

// Mussels with White Wine and Garlic

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

4-5 mins

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Steaming mussels with the classic preparation of butter, white wine, and garlic brings out their natural saltiness. It's a one-pot meal that tastes like the ocean and makes you feel like you're streetside at a Parisian bistro, all at the same time. Mop up the juice with crusty bread before going back for seconds.

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What You’ll Need

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  • ¼ cup (60ml) white wine
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 8 oz (225g) fresh mussels, beards removed and scrubbed


  1. Clean the mussels: Place the mussels in a large bowl of ice-cold water that’s salted like sea water. Let sit for no longer than 2 minutes. Brush each mussel shell with a clean brush to remove debris if needed. Mussels should purge sand, which will sink to the bottom of the bowl, so be sure to remove carefully.
  2. Place all the ingredients in the Anyday dish and toss to combine. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). Cook in the microwave for 4-5 minutes, stirring halfway through, until all mussels have opened. Make sure not to overcook!
  3. Season to taste.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Serve with crusty bread if desired.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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