Pan fried mussels in garlic butter sauce
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Pan fried mussels

Recipe (lunch, starter)

To celebrate the opening of the Dutch mussels season and the launch of our own Zeker Zeeuws mussels, I am making my take on a great recipe from Zeeland, pan fried mussels in garlic butter! These mussels are from the Oosterschelde and are 100% from Zeeland and grown in those waters. Enjoy!

  • 1

    Check the mussels, discard broken ones. Place a pan on high heat and add one tablespoon of water to create the first steam. Add the mussels and close with a lid. After 1.5 minute, shake the mussels. Add the lid again and let steam for another 2-3 minutes until all opened.

  • 2

    Drain the mussels from their juice. Take the cooked mussels from their shell and lay them on a flat surface to steam dry.

  • 3

    Finely chop one shallot and three cloves of garlic. Chop one handful of fresh parsley leaves.

  • 4

    Place our frying pan on medium heat and add a big knob of butter. Add the shallot and the garlic, panfry until glossy. Add the mussel meat. Season with some salt and black pepper. Slice a loaf of bread in half. Your mussels are ready when they are a little caramelised.

  • 5

    Add a bit of extra butter for creaminess and stir in the fresh parsley. Place the bread on a nice board or plate and serve the mussels on top. Enjoy!


  • - 1,5 kg fresh mussels (Fish Tales Zeker Zeeuws)

  • - 1 shallot

  • - 3 cloves of garlic

  • - 1 handful of fresh parsley

  • - 1 loaf of bread

  • - salt and pepper

  • - butter

  • 20
  • 4 persons