Simple steamed and delicious mussels
Fish tales

Simple steamed and delicious mussels

Recipe (dinner)

To celebrate the opening of the Dutch mussels season and the launch of our own Fish Tales mussels, I am making my take on super simple steamed mussels!These mussels are from the Oosterschelde and are 100% from Zeeland and grown in those waters. Cooked with just a few simple ingredients, you really can taste the sea. Enjoy!


  • 1

    Chop a shallot fine.

  • 2

    Chop a clove of garlic fine.

  • 3

    Wash one celery stick and cut off the ends. Slice it one time in the length and after in small rings.

  • 4

    Use the leaves of 5 or 6 parsley stalks. Use the stalks to make for the stock.

  • 5

    Bring some olive oil in a pan to medium heat and add the shallot, garlic, parsley stalks and celery rings. Give it one or two minutes and add two tablespoons of water.

  • 6

    Check all mussels and throw away the broken ones. Add the mussels to the pan and give it a stir. Bring your hob to high, high heat and close it wit a lid. Check after 1-2 minutes if all mussels are open.

  • 7

    Chop some more parsley and add it to the pan. Let the mussels cook for another 1-2 minutes.

  • 8

    Scoop the mussels out of the pan into a big bowl and pour some of the water from the pan over the mussels. Let's have a taste now! Enjoy your simple steamed mussels.


  • - 1,5 kg fresh mussels

  • - 1 shallot, chopped fine

  • - 1 clove of garlic, chopped fine

  • - 8 stalks parsley

  • - 1 stick of celery, chopped in rings

  • 15 minutes
  • 2 persons