Mussels Marinieres

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If sauce made with butter and cream is wrong I don’t want to be right.

An absolute French classic: Mussels Marinieres. Sounds fancy but it’s French fast food! Seriously 😉😋 Quick 15-20 mins max and just a handful of ingredients.


  • 1 leek, pale green to white part, finely chopped and rinsed
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs mussels, cleaned
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 4 tbsp Kerrygold butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • Several sprigs of thyme


  • In large sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add leeks and garlic and stir until soft, approximately 5-8 mins.
  • Add wine, cream and butter. Give a quick stir.
  • Add mussels, salt and pepper, parsley and thyme. Quick stir.
  • Adjust heat to medium high. Cover. Steam 8-10 minutes until mussels open.
  • Serve warm with a baguette or crispy fries. Well, you gotta get that sauce! Not having a Feed Your Soul moment? Then Fuel Your Body and skip the bread, grab a spoon. Quinoa, spinach or rice work too.
  • Bon Apetite.