Fresh Mussels in White Wine Sauce

Ingredients – Serves 3


  • 1.5kg Fresh Mussels
  • 1 large shallot/onion
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 300ml white Wine
  • 300ml Double Cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Lemon wedge/slice for garnish


  • Large bowl
  • Medium pot
  • Knife
  • Chopping board


  1. Clean and wash the mussels under running water, watch video at 00:58 to see how. Put them in a bowl.

  2. Prepare a medium pot on a high heat with lid on.
  3. Start chopping shallot, slice garlic and add them to the mussel bowl.
  4. Add fresh thyme, bay leave and wine to the bowl.

  5. By this time the pot is really hot so we can transfer mussels to the pan and cover it immediately. Leave to steam until all mussels are open.mussels7
  6. In the meantime, you can start chopping the parsley.
  7. When all mussels are open, add the butter, the cream and chopped parsley to the pan. Give it a gentle stir.

  8. Cover pan again and wait until the cream comes to a boil.
  9. Give it another gentle stir and plate.