What To Serve With Mussels? (4 Dishes)

Mussels are delicious, nutritious and versatile.
They can be served raw or cooked, and they go well with almost anything.
In this article, we’ll share some ideas on how to serve mussels.

Mussels are a type of bivalve mollusk that lives in saltwater.
They are usually found along the coastlines of Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
The shellfish has a firm texture and meaty flavor.

To enjoy mussels at their best, you should choose fresh ones.
If you don’t want to cook them yourself, you can buy them already cleaned and ready to eat.
For those who prefer cooking, you can boil them, steam them or grill them


Mussels are a type of shellfish that are native to Europe and North America. In France, mussels are known as “moules marinières”; in English, they are called “mussels”. In Italy, they are known as “cozze”. In Spain, they are called ‘champignones’. In Portugal, they are called ”camarões”. In Germany, they are called „Meeresfrüchtchen“. In the United States, they are called ‚mussels’.

What To Serve With Mussels?

There are many ways to serve mussels. You can eat them raw, sauteed, grilled, baked, or even fried. But if you want to enjoy them in a different way, here are some suggestions:
• Boil mussels in salted water until they open. Remove from the pan and let cool. Then, remove the shells using a spoon.
• Add butter and garlic to a skillet and sauté the mussels. Season with salt and pepper.

How to serve Mussels Properly?

Mussels are delicious and nutritious. However, they can be difficult to clean properly. Here are some tips to help you get rid of any dirt or sand that may remain after cleaning:
1. Rinse the mussel under cold running water. This helps to remove any remaining sand or debris.
2. Drain the mussels well. Do not leave any water in the shell.

1. Mussels with Bread

To serve mussels with bread, simply place the mussels on top of the bread slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and grill until golden brown. Serve immediately.

2. Mussels with Beans and Cheese

To serve mussels with beans and cheese, simply place the mussel shells on top of the bean mixture. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parsley. Drizzle with olive Oil and grill until golden brown and crisp. Serve immediately.
3. Mussels with Tomato Sauce
Place the mussels on top tomato sauce. Sprinkle with salt. Drizzle with olive oils and grill until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Serve immediately.

3. Stuffed Mussels

For stuffed mussels, you’ll need to start with cleaned mussels. Place the mussels in a bowl and pour 1/4 cup white wine over them. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for 10 minutes. Drain the mussels and discard any that remain closed after opening. In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in bread crumbs, Parmesan, basil, parsley, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper. Fill each shell with equal amounts of stuffing. Arrange the mussels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 15 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with additional basil leaves if desired.

4. Mussels Soup

To make this soup, place 2 cups of mussel shells into a saucepan. Pour in enough water to cover the shells and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the shells from the pan and set aside. Discard any unopened shells. Return the liquid to a boil and reduce the heat to medium. Stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon minced garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Whisk in 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes, 1 10 ounce can condensed tomato soup, 1 8 ounce can tomato juice, 1 15 ounce can corn kernels, and 1 6 ounce can baby lima beans. Bring back to a boil and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot topped with shredded cheese.
5. Baked Clams
Place clams in a single layer in a shallow dish. Combine 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; mix well. Dredge clams in mixture. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the dredged clams; cook 4 minutes or until golden. Turn clams over; add remaining clams and cook an additional 4 minutes or until clams open. Transfer clams to a serving plate. Top with chopped parsley.

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