Bordeaux Style Mussels Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6 servings


  • 8 dozen mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 3 medium-sized tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs, soaked in milk and strained
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
How to cook Bordeaux Style Mussels:
  • Place the mussels and the wine in a large, nonreactive pot, cover, and let the mussels open over high heat.
  • Strain the mussels, reserving the cooking liquid, and remove the empty half shells.
  • In a small pan melt the butter, and in this saute the shallots over low heat; add the tomatoes, seasonings, garlic, parsley and the bread crumbs.
  • Increase the heat slightly and stir the sauce until the tomatoes are soft, then add a little of the strained cooking liquid from the mussels, and the grated lemon peel.
  • Put the mussels into a heavy enameled gratin dish, pour the sauce over them and simmer for 3 or 4 minutes, until the mussels are hot.


The Bordeaux Style Mussels recipe easy to cook and so good!

This recipe for Bordeaux Style Mussels serves/makes: 6 servings

The Bordeaux Style Mussels recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Mussels (more Mussels recipes)
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)
Cuisine: French (more French recipes)

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