Mussels with White Wine, Butter, Herbs + Sourdough

September 26, 2017


Matt and I wanted to try a new recipe this weekend, he was in the mood for seafood so we looked through our cook book, The Coastal Table and decided on mussels with white wine, butter, herbs and sourdough bread. We grabbed all of the ingredients and got to it. We had so much fun making this we had not made mussels at home before and it was super easy, Matt even said they were the best ones that he had ever had! I wish you could smell through these pictures because the smell was UNREAL while we were cooking.




1 1/2 pounds of mussels
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium shallot
1 clove of garlic, sliced
1/2 cup white wine
1 lemon, juiced
2 sprigs of fresh thyme, plus extra for garnish
1 bay leaf
kosher salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste
loaf of sourdough bread, for serving



1. Remove beards of each mussel (beards are weedy growth attached to hinges of shells) and rise mussels well under cold water. Discard any open mussels and set aside.

2. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add shallot and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Add mussels and increase heat to high. when mussels start to open, add wine, lemon juice, thyme, and bay leaf, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover pot. Cook until mussels are fully opened, 5-10 minutes, shaking pot a couple of times while holding down lid with a kitchen towel. (Shaking pot will prevent mussels from sticking to bottom of pot.)

3. Take mussels off heat and discard any that have not opened. Remove thyme stems and bay leaf. Transfer mussels to serving bowls, sprinkle each serving with fresh thyme leaves, and serve warm with sourdough bread.




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  • Reply Shelby @Fitasamamabear September 26, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I’m definitely not a mussels person but the white wine butter sounds amazing!

  • Reply Southern & Style September 26, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    This totally made my stomach growl, I love seafood so much and we don’t eat it nearly often enough at home!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  • Reply Annaliese September 26, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Oooh la la!!! I’m not a big seafood fan but a lot of my friends and family back home in Maine are so I’m sure they’d love this recipe! πŸ™‚

    xoxo A

  • Reply McKenna bleu September 26, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Great recipe! I will def be trying this.

  • Reply Kuleigh September 26, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    I’ve got to get my husband to try out this recipe! I’d order mussels at a restaurant but I’m too chicken to try to make them myself at home.

  • Reply Jenny September 26, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    This sounds so good! I’ll have to try.

  • Reply SometimeSaturday September 27, 2017 at 12:42 am

    So fancy! Way better than my typical pb&j! Thanks for sharing : )

  • Reply Bella B (xoxoBella) September 27, 2017 at 2:21 am

    This sounds so good. I have never cooked mussels before but I do love them. Will have to save this recipe to try it one day.

    • Reply courtneydrew September 27, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      They were SO easy to make too which makes them that much more appealing!

  • Reply Ophelia T September 27, 2017 at 3:27 am

    I love mussels with white wine and butter herbs. I would definitely use this recipe for my next dinner. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Suanlian Tangpua September 27, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Wow! Mussels…my favorite seafood. Mussels with White Wine sounds interesting..will try next time. Sounds a great comination πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Lauren September 27, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    This looks delicious and right up my alley! Unfortunately, my husband hates seafood. I would make this for a girls night for sure πŸ˜‰

  • Reply lauren September 27, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    This sounds right up my alley. Unfortunately, my husband hates seafood. But this would be perfect for a girls night!

  • Reply Kristine September 27, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Holy crap this sounds SO yummy!

  • Reply nicholle demag September 27, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    I’ve never had mussels! I really want to try them!

  • Reply Emmi September 28, 2017 at 3:02 am

    This is one of my favorite meals! It’s surprising to me every time how simple such a delicious dish can be. The sourdough is also a great touch.

  • Reply Ash September 28, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I had mussels for the first time last week and that’s when I fell in love!

    Now I have to try this recipe!

  • Reply Kait Around The Kingdom September 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I need to try this soon! Looks goodn

  • Reply Tori Dunlap October 3, 2017 at 3:20 am

    Nothing better than seafood in a creamy sauce! Mouth watering just thinking about it.
    Tori || Victori Media

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