Mussels in White Wine Sauce

Mussels in White Wine Sauce

Mussels in White Wine Sauce

Prep Time
10 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
This recipe for classic French mussels marinière is quick, simple to prepare, tastes amazing and makes a real impact when presented at the dinner table.

Cooked in the traditional French way with white wine, butter, shallots, parsley and tarragon, these mussels are delicious served with crusty bread (or fries if you want to make the traditional Belgium dish of Moules-frites). It’s perfect as a starter for eight people or as a main meal for four – Bon Appétit!

See how simple it is to create this great-tasting dish below…
  • 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) fresh mussels

  • 200 millilitre (7 fluid ounce) dry white wine

  • ¼ teaspoon Ground White Pepper

  • 1 tablespoons butter

  • 4 shallots, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons Flat Leaf Parsley

  • 1 teaspoon Tarragon

  • Schwartz Sea Salt and Black Pepper to season

Key Products
Ground White Pepper

Product Information

£ 2.20/unit,34g
Flat Leaf Parsley

Product Information

£ 1.70/unit,3g

Product Information

£ 1.85/unit,5g


  • 1 Clean and de-beard the mussels, discard any that do not close when lightly tapped.
  • 2 In a large saucepan add the mussels, white wine and the Pepper, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Add the butter, shallots, Parsley and Tarragon, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. Season to taste.
  • 4 Serve with crusty bread to mop up all the delicious juices.

Nutritional Information

Typical Values Amount
Energy 165
TotalFat 13
SaturatedFat 2.2
Salt 0.7
Carbohydrates 8.1
Fiber 2.8