Creamy Garlic Mussels

How to make Creamy Garlic Mussels.

Ingredients: Serves 2

  • 1Kg half shell mussels, frozen
  • 100g butter
  • half a cup of flour
  • 2 heaped teaspoons of garlic
  • 250ml cream
  • 2.5 cups of milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • A handful of chives (plus some for garnish)


  1. Remove the mussels from packaging and place in a sieve allowing any excess water to be removed.
  2. Set mussels aside.
  3. In a large pot on the stove, melt your butter on a medium heat.
  4. Add flour and mix into the butter until it combines.
  5. Add garlic and allow the mixture to bubble for a minute or two.
  6. Using a whisk, add cream and stir constantly at the boil, this mixture will thicken quickly.
  7. Add milk and continue to stir with the whisk until the mixture thickens nicely.
  8. Add salt and pepper and chopped chives.
  9. Add mussels to the white sauce mixture and simmer for 10 minutes until the mussels are cooked and the sauce absorbs a lovely seafood flavour.
  10. Serve with rice and/or a french loaf to soak up the sauce.
  11. Garnish the top of with a few freshly chopped chives.
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