Mussels in Mushroom Cream Sauce
Recipe type: Entree
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Flavored with shallots, garlic, mushrooms and wine, Mussels in Mushroom Cream Sauce is a unique twist on a classic appetizer or light supper.
  • 3 T butter
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped, or 2 T chopped leeks
  • 6 ounces morels or Shitake mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 c dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth (see note)
  • 4 lb mussels
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1-2 t salt
  • Crusty bread for serving, Parsley for garnish (optional)
  1. Wash mussels in cold water and discard any that are broken or still open afterwards. Some may close after handling.
  2. In a large very wide bottomed pan, sautee chopped shallots and mushrooms in butter until tender. Add chopped garlic and cook for another minute or two.
  3. Add wine and chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Add half of the mussels to the stock and steam until they open. Remove mussels with a slotted spoon, set aside and keep warm. Discard any that don’t open. Repeat with remaining mussels.
  4. Add cream to the sauce and salt to taste. Divide mussels into 4 large bowls and top with the sauce. Garnish with parsley if desired and serve with a nice crusty bread for sopping the juices.
This makes 4 servings as a meal (with a salad & bread) or 8+ as an appetizer.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4
Recipe by Art of Natural Living at