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Belgian Mussles

Mussels Steamed in Wine and Cream (Belgium)

Mussels are a delectable favorite in Belgian cuisine. These mussels are steamed in a mixture of wine and cream that gives them an incredible flavor. If you want an easy recipe that will make you look like a master chef, this mussel recipe is the way to go!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Belgian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 ½ lb fresh mussels cleaned
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 5 oz cream
  • 2 cup white wine
  • 4 shallots chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Lemon slices


  1. Clean the mussels thoroughly (read above for more thorough instructions on how to do so).
  2. In a large pan, heat butter and cook shallots until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add white wine.
  3. Add mussels and cover with a lid.
  4. After about 3 minutes, remove the mussels from the liquid to a serving dish.
  5. Add cream and chopped parsley to the pan. Cook for a few minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  6. Pour hot sauce over the mussels and serve immediately with fresh, crusty bread or frites. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from AtoZWorldTravel.com