These restaurant-quality steamed mussels in white wine sauce are healthy, easy, and delicious. Ready in 25 and loaded with fresh flavor. Optional to serve with pasta.
Clean all mussels by rinsing in cold water. Check if your mussels are debearded already. (Farm-raised mussels are usually debearded.) If not, debeard the mussels by removing a group of brown strings coming out of the side of the mussel. If you see any mussels with their shells open, tap them gently against the countertop. Discard the ones that don’t close. Also, discard the mussels with cracked shells.
Melt the butter in a large, wide-bottomed skillet or saucepan (with a lid) over medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Sauté until translucent, about 2 minutes.
Add sun-dried tomatoes and red pepper flakes and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Place all the mussels into the pan and pour white wine and chicken bone broth over the mussels.
Immediately cover with the lid and let it cook for 5 minutes. Shake the pan once or twice with the lid on during cooking to distribute the mussels.
After 5 minutes, open the lid and check the mussels. Nearly all of them should be open by now. Discard the ones that are still closed. If you have too many closed ones, put the lid back on and let it cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
Squeeze some lemon juice, garnish with chopped parsley, and serve directly from the pot or serve over spaghetti with the mussel sauce.
Notes: Nutrition facts were calculated without the spaghetti.