These tasty mussels will make you feel like you're enjoying a grown-up dinner at a fancy French restaurant. You can whip-up this keto-friendly, quick and easy one-pot meal in under 20 minutes.
4 pounds fresh mussels in shells (about 2 bags), scrubbed
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 cloves garlic, sliced
1 glass (5 fluid ounces) white wine, I used Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are also great choices
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
a pinch of turmeric (optional - add turmeric if you want the sauce to become golden)
a handful of fresh chives, chopped
- Melt butter in a large pot over high heat. Add garlic. Cook 1 minute.
- Add wine. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Add cream, salt, turmeric if you want the sauce to become golden, and 1/2 the chives. Gently add mussels. Toss gently to coat mussels. Cover the pot and cook over high heat 4-5 minutes, watching the pot, until most of the mussels have opened. Throw out any mussels that haven’t opened.
- With a slotted spoon, spoon mussels into a large serving bowl. Pour sauce over mussels. Sprinkle with remaining chives.
After cooking, throw out any mussels that haven't opened.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Steam
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Keto low-carb Mussels in creamy white wine sauce fancy French dinner