Mediterranean Steamed Mussels

After another bike ride into town for a visit to New Hope Seafood Market, and another great seafood meal! This time, we turned our attention from fish to bivalves, specifically, mussels. After getting home with a pound of these guys, we decided to steam them in a garlicky buttery wine sauce and serve them over angel hair pasta.

Time: 25 Minutes


  • Mussels
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Black Olives
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Dry White Wine
  • Angel Hair Pasta


  • Start boiling some water in a pasta pot.
  • Slice your garlic, and cut your cherry tomatoes and olives in half
  • Pick a large pan that you have a lid for, and melt some butter in the bottom.
  • Add your garlic slices, and allow to sautee for a minute or two.
  • Add in your olives and tomatoes, and sautee for another few minutes.
  • Pour in your wine, add in some basil, and bring to a simmer.
  • Add your angel hair to your boiling pasta water.
  • As your wine heats up, rinse all of your mussels.
  • When your wine is simmering, carefully, add your mussels to the pan, cover with your lid, and steam for about 4 minutes.
  • Drain your pasta, and pour it into your bowl.
  • Discard any mussels that remain closed after steaming. Then, use tongs to fish out your mussels, and place atop your pasta.
  • Top your mussels with your olives and tomatoes from your pan, and then pour your sauce over all of that.
  • Devour, and enjoy!

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