As you'll see when you try these mussel recipes, cooking mussels takes only a few minutes and is super-easy. Serve mussels as an appetizer or a main course - just adjust the serving size!
You can usually find mussels wherever you buy seafood. They're sold loose or in mesh bags, and like other fresh shellfish, need to be kept cold until you're ready to cook them - ideally on the same day you buy them.
Mussels often cost less than other shellfish - we usually pay about $1 - $3 per pound - and they're packed with nutrition.
Here's a special selection of our very favorite ways of cooking mussels . . . can you tell how much we love this delicious shellfish?
Find out the fastest and easiest method for cleaning mussels - plus, "de-bearding" de-mystified! Learn how to get mussels ready for cooking in just a matter of minutes.
Learn 5 tips for cooking mussels just until they're done - everything you need to know for cooking mussels to perfection. The secret? Know how to tell when they're done.
Julia Child brought this classic French recipe for mussels to the United States. Make it, and you'll see why it's still so popular! Serve as a first course or main course.
Absolute perfection! You'll love the mussels - as well as the fabulous Italian garlic sauce to sop up with bread. Appetizer or main course? You decide!
When you need an easy but impressive appetizer to wow family and friends, look no farther than these tasty but elegant curried mussels.
Another wonderful mussels appetizer, straight out of an Italian feast. Serve these baked stuffed mussels hot as part of an antipasto platter.
You'll love the Italian and Mediterranean flavors in this simple dish featuring steamed mussels in a delicious sauce. Great as an appetizer - or main course!
Use sun-ripened tomatoes in this heavenly mussel soup with flavor hints from the South of France.
You'll imagine you're in a Parisian cafe as you sip this dreamy, creamy classic mussel soup. So easy to make, you can dine on it anytime!
Sauté fennel with garlic and lemon, and then add mussels and a dash of pastis - couldn't be easier, but soooo delicious!
Ginger, garlic, and a touch of chili give a Southeast Asian flavor to this delicious but very easy recipe for mussels steamed with white wine and black bean sauce.
Black beans, soy sauce, sesame oil, and a touch of garlic make this mussel recipe one that you'll want to make again and again.
Hints of lemon and basil evoke Southeast Asia in this easy but delicious mussel recipe. Serve fragrant Jasmine rice on the side for a special treat.