• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves: 5 Servings

Mussels Etienne

  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • 50 Mussels
  • 2 tb Butter or margarine
  • 1/4 c Shallots or onion; finely
  • -chopped
  • 1 Clove garlic; minced
  • 1 ts Fresh thyme; finely chopped
  • 1 ts Orange or lemon rind;
  • -finely grated
  • 1 c Dry white wine
  • 1/2 c Water


1. Scrub mussels with a brush; rinse well. Remove beards (see Note). Check
mussels for edibility; live ones will have tightly closed shells or will
close their shells when tapped. Discard any that remain open.

2. In a large microwave-proof bowl, microwave butter on 100% power until it
melts, about 40 seconds. Add shallots and garlic. Microwave on 100% power
45 seconds.

3. Add thyme, orange rind, wine, and the water. Cover and microwave on 100%
power until liquid boils, about 5 to 6 minutes.

4. Add mussels. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Microwave at 100% power until
mussels open, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir mussels with a large spoon after 2

5. Use a slotted spoon to remove mussels to individual shallow bowls.
Discard any that do not open.

6. If broth is sandy, strain through several layers of cheesecloth. Pour
over cooked mussels and serve.

Note: Mussels anchor themselves to rocks and pilings with a bundle of tough
fibers called beards. Debeard them by grasping the fibers and removing them
with a tug.

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?