How to Cook Mussels

by Jules Nearing

A nice and easy cooking guide to great tasting mussels.


  • 2lbs mussels
  • White wine
  • Garlic
  • Lime or lemon juice
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    2 lbs of mussels

    Step 2

    Put into a colander

    Step 3

    Wash mussels

    Step 4

    Check them all, looking for cracked shells

    Step 5

    Like this one.

    Step 6

    Discard it

    Step 7

    Ingredients are garlic, lime juice (or lemon) and white wine

    Step 8

    Add mussels to pot, add wine. I used half a carton ... About 6 oz

    Step 9

    Add lime juice

    Step 10

    Add a nice scoop of chopped garlic

    Step 11

    Be generous!

    Step 12

    Cover pot and let boil for about a minute.

    Step 13

    Check mussels. When the shells open, they are done!

    Step 14

    Step 15

    Pair it with some crusty bread and something to drink!

    Step 16


    Step 17

    If you come across shells that haven't opened, discard it. Enjoy!