Recipe: Moules Marinieres (Sailor Mussels)

Recipe Details

  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 4 people


Soup Pot


  • 4 lb Mussels
  • 4 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 3 TBSP Garlic minced
  • 16 oz diced canned tomatoes Italian
  • 1 c white wine can sub with broth
  • 1 TBSP Parsley dried optional
  • 1 TBSP Oregano dried optional


1 Rinse and clean your mussels. Click this link towatch a demonstration from Martha Steward on mussel cleaning. Discard anymussels with broken shells or that remain open after being "tapped".
2 Heat olive oil in a metal pot big enough to holdyour mussels. Add garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes--- just enough to soften thegarlic.
3 Add tomatoes with juice, wine, parsley and oregano to panand bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. If you are in a hurry simmerthe broth base for 5 minutes, if you have longer simmer up to 30 minutes.
4 Add the mussels to the broth, cover and simmer until all themussels have opened (5-8 minutes). Discard any mussels that have not opened.
5 Serve soup style.