Garlic Mussels at The Little Shop of Olive Oils

Garlic Mussels


  • 2 lbs fresh mussels, cleaned and debearded
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Crusty bread, for serving


  • In a large pot or skillet, heat the Extra Virgin Olive Oil over medium heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant and lightly golden.
  • Pour in the dry white wine and lemon juice. Let the mixture simmer for a couple of minutes to reduce slightly.
  • Add the cleaned mussels to the pot and give them a quick stir to coat them with the flavorful mixture.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and allow the mussels to steam for about 5-7 minutes. Shake the pot occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  • Check the mussels and discard any that remain closed. The mussels are ready when they have opened up.
  • Season the cooked mussels with salt and pepper to taste. Be mindful that the mussels are naturally briny, so you may not need much additional salt.
  • Sprinkle the chopped fresh parsley over the mussels and give them a final gentle toss.
  • Serve the Mussels in individual bowls, along with slices of crusty bread for dipping into the delicious broth.
  • Drizzle a little more Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the mussels just before serving for an extra layer of flavor and aroma.
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