This 30-minute dinner recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight. Fresh mussels are cooked in butter, garlic, and white wine for an impressive dinner that won't take all night.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Scrub mussels under cold running water. If present, remove beards.

  • In an extra-large deep skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeño pepper, and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato and wine; add mussels.

  • Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 3 to 4 minutes or until shells open. Discard mussels that do not open. Top with pine nuts and oregano and/or cilantro and serve with lime wedges and bolillos, if desired.


When purchasing mussels look for tightly closed shells. They might gape slightly but should close when tapped. Shells should be clean, unbroken, and moist. Mussels should have a fresh scent, not a strong fishy odor. Refrigerate live mussels, covered with a moist cloth, in an open container up to 2 days.


Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

Nutrition Facts

269 calories; fat 19g; cholesterol 61mg; saturated fat 6g; carbohydrates 14g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 5g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 3g; protein 7g; vitamin a 783.5IU; vitamin c 17.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 1.7mg; vitamin b6 174mg; folate 23.5mcg; vitamin b12 8.9mcg; sodium 287mg; potassium 382mg; calcium 61mg; iron 4.7mg.