Mussel Recipes // Mains & Entrées // Baked Blue Mussels
Cooking Time
Cooking Time:
10 min
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Healthy
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Baked Blue Mussels


1 lb (500 g) fresh PEI Mussels
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
1⁄2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1⁄2 cup (125 mL) white wine
4 oz butter or margarine, softened
1 Tbsp (15 mL) parsley, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp (15 mL) chives
1 sprig of thyme
2 sprigs of parsley


  1. Rinse fresh PEI Mussels under tap water. Tap any mussels that are still open and discard any that do not close after being tapped and rinsed. Set aside.
  2. Place in a large saucepan with the shallots, thyme, parsley and bay leaf.
  3. Sprinkle the salt over and then add the wine. Steam for 5 minutes or until the shells have opened. Open the mussels and discard the lids.
  4. Divide the mussels in the remaining half shells into 4 ovenproof dishes. Make a herb butter by combining the butter, parsley, garlic and chives and place a generous portion on each mussel.
  5. Bake at 370°F/187°C for approximately 3 minutes or until the butter has melted.
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