Mussels in white wine garlic sauce

My dad and my sister went fishing and only caught two whiting fishes. My dad bought me mussels. I cook it immediately after debeard the mussels and scrub the shells cleans. Today just only using a few ingredients such as white wine, garlic and butter to cook the mussels.

Google: “Mussel is the common name used for members of several families of bivalve molluscs, from saltwater and freshwater habitats. These groups have in common a shell whose outline is elongated and asymmetrical compared with other edible clams, which are often more or less rounded or oval.”

“Mussels are a clean and nutritious source of protein, as well as being a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and folate, and they exceed the recommended daily intake of selenium, iodine and iron. Mussels are sustainably farmed with no negative impact to the environment.”

It’s best to cook it while its still fresh just haul in from the sea. Obviously, the price too went up from $10 a kilo to $12. However, there are seven mussels that didn’t open at all. It’s a pity to throw out. At least I still have about 37 mussels to eat. This is a simple meal, that taste fresh and delicious. Let’s cook it!!!!!


44 mussels, debeard and scrub clean, divide
2 c white wine, divide
80 g butter, divide
2 Tbs minced garlic, divide


Debeard and scrub clean the mussels. In a saucepan on medium heat add 40 g butter until melted. Then add in 1 Tbs minced garlic, cook for 30 seconds, next add in 1 c white wine and bring it to a boil. Once boiled, add in half the mussel as not to overcrowd them, and cover with a lid. Cook the mussels until it opens up about 5 minutes. In between shake the saucepan a bit.

When the first batch done, removed to a deep plate. Using the same saucepan, add the remaining butter until melted, add the remaining minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then add the last remaining white wine bring to a boil. Next add the remaining mussels in cook until it opens up about 5 minutes. Discard the dead mussels. Plate them up. Enjoy it on its own or with bread and with the remaining white wine.