How To Cook The Classic Moules Mariniere

How To Cook The Classic Moules Mariniere

Now if you can sauté’ an onion then you can cook this classic moules mariniere recipe. Every celebrity chef has their own version of moules mariniere but basically they are the same. All you need is Onion, garlic, white wine , parsley and cream to go with the mussels. Some people vary the herbs used such as thyme or a bay leaf in this classic French dish.

You can learn more in my complete guide to mussels or try this cabbage and chorizo vacuum packed mussel recipe.

How To Cook The Classic Moules Mariniere

Karl Morley
A classic mussel recipe that can be made in minutes. It is simpler than you think so give it a try today.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 2 people


1 saucepan with a lid


  • 1 k mussels
  • glass white wine
  • 200 ml double cream (Heavy cream)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic Finley diced
  • Parsley chopped


  • First clean your mussels if you haven't got vacuum packed mussels.
  • Dice your onion,  fry in a little oil and butter with the garlic. Cook until the onion is translucent.
  • Now add your mussels, a glass of white wine and 200ml of cream.
  • Then put the lid on the frying pan and allow to cook rapidly for around 4 to 5 minutes until the shells have opened.
  • At this stage you can serve them straight away with some chopped parsley on to.  


Serving: 500g
Keyword Moules Mariniere
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All you need to decide is what to soak up all that delicious broth with. Will it be some classic French fries or make some artisan bread, I suppose you could do both. A simple recipe especially if you are just cooking for one.