Spicy and Savory Mussel Dish

Spicy and Savory Mussel Dish

By Louis Weil
Serves 4 people


3 lbs. mussels, debearded and scrubbed
1 cup white wine
1/2 cup vermouth
3 shallots, chopped fine
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 tbsp. spicy mustard
1/2 tbsp. mustard powder
1 tsp. horseradish
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. french fries, baked or fried


  • Fry or bake french fries and set aside.
  • Place chopped shallots and garlic in large Dutch oven with olive oil. Cook for a few minutes until translucent.
  • Combine the wine, vermouth, mustard, mustard powder, and horseradish in the pan and stir to mix well.
  • Add all of the mussels and place lid securely on top.
  • After 4-5 minutes check the mussels to see if they have all opened, discard those that remain closed.
  • Plate the mussels and sauce on top of the french fries.

Photo by Sarah Ackerman via Flickr, Creative Commons License

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