White Wine and Garlic Mussels

White Wine and Garlic Mussels

1 kilo washed and debearded  mussels 

1/2 tbs butter

1/2 tbs olive oil

2 small shallots finely chopped

2 cloves garlic finely chopped

1 red chilli finely chopped

1 cup of white wine

1/3 cup chopped parsley 

Season to taste

1.  In a large pot with lid on medium heat, add butter and olive oil. Add shallots, garlic and chilli  saute until translucent. 

2. Add white wine (drinking quality) simmer for 3-4 minutes. Season to taste.  Turn heat to high, add cleaned mussels, giving a good mix through the liquid. Place lid on the pot and cook for 5 minutes or until all the mussels  have opened.  Discard any mussel that have not opened. Mix through fresh chopped parsley. Remove from pot and place in a large serving bowl.

Great served with some continental bread to soak up the remaining juices.  


I live in Adelaide (Australia) with my husband, my two adorable Norwegian cats ( Zeus and Zena ), a chicken, and a pigeon who now also thinks that he is a chicken! My ancestry is French so it goes without saying that my favourite place is Paris. The food, culture and atmosphere of Paris is nothing short of amazing.

I am a self taught home cook who loves big flavours in food. My passion for food surfaced when I was 10 years old, watching TV chef Ian Hewitson and learning different techniques. Since then, the food of Adrian Richardson and Jamie Oliver has been my inspiration. I love how one can create a healthy full flavoured meal from just the simplest of ingredients. I especially love chilli and garlic and use them in most of my food.

I enjoy hosting dinner parties for friends and family. Curries and rustic style dishes are my firm favorites and I know that my family and friends all agree! Just place it all in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves enjoying great food with good company.

I create flavoursome low calorie recipes which are featured on the internationally known website Weigh Yourself Slim.

Whilst I enjoy cooking I still love to go out to restaurants, especially when you discover ones with amazing food and that you must try and replicate at home!

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