Moshup Mussels

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 1 lb mussels debearded
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup shallots chopped
  • 3/8 cup cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ground pepper
  • 1 loaf crusty bread


  1. Scrub and debeard mussels if necessary.

  2. Combine the wine, tomatoes, shallots, half the cilantro, hot sauce and heavy cream in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for two minutes.

  3. Add the mussels and turn the heat down to a simmer. Cover the pot and cook for 5 – 10 minutes, until all the mussels have opened. Remove the mussels from the pot with a slotted spoon.

  4. Simmer down the cooking liquid until it’s reduced by about a cup, this takes another 5 – 10 minutes. Add the butter, stirring gently. Turn off the heat and add pepper.

  5. Pour the sauce over the mussels, sprinkle with remaining cilantro and serve immediately.