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How to cook mussels?

In this recipe I will discuss how to cook mussels the most common way, but the secret tip will make your tongue go wow!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Keyword: how to cook mussels, mussels
Servings: 2
Calories: 200kcal
Cost: $5



  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • 1 tea spoon lime juice
  • 1/4 tea spoon salt
  • 1 tbsp beer optional
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 100 g cleaned mussels with shell


  • Get 1 1/2 cups of water and add vinegar to it. Stir it well.
  • Dip the mussels in the water+vinegar mix and keep it for 10-15 minutes
  • Get a good-sized deep pan or stockpot and then add enough water to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Here’s the fun part. Add white wine, a dip of lemon juice, a tinge of salt and (if you’re adventurous some beer) to the liquid and let it boil in medium to high heat.
  • After 15 minutes, drip off the water and keep the mussels aside till the water boils.
  • When the liquid boils (bubbles will come up at this stage) add mussels and cover it with a tight lid.
  • how long to cook mussels? This is a tricky question as it depends on the size of the shell. The best assumption would be between 4 minutes to 10 minutes.
  • how to know whether mussels are cooked enough? Simple. The shells will be opened and then you know they are cooked enough.
  • After cooking, garnish to entice the taste buds.