Mussels in Cream Sauce

by Quing Obillos

Steaming mussels is one of the simplest ways of cooking them and letting their natural sea flavor come out. But if you want to add a layer of flavor and texture to mussels, here’s a quick and easy recipe for cooking mussels at home using few ingredients. This would work with other shellfish too!

Mussels in Cream Sauce

Mussels in Cream Sauce


  • 1 kg of mussels
  • olive oil
  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g garlic, chopped
  • 50 g shallots or red onions, chopped
  • 50 g tomatoes, chopped
  • 25 g spring onions, chopped
  • 250 ml white wine
  • 120 ml cream
  • chopped parsley (for garnish)


  1. Grease the pot with olive oil and melt butter.
  2. Add shallots or red onions and garlic. Let it sweat for about two minutes.
  3. Add white wine and mussels, and put the lid on the pot. Let it cook for about 10 minutes or until the mussels open.
  4. Remove the mussels from the pot then add the tomatoes and the spring onions into the pot.
  5. When the tomatoes are cooked, add the cream and let the sauce thicken. Stir as needed.
  6. After achieving the desired consistency of the sauce, add the mussels back and mix well to coat the mussels with the sauce.
  7. Plate and garnish with chopped parsley.

Do you know other ways of cooking mussels? Share on the comments below!

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