Grilled mussels with gremolata crumbs

Best ever mussel recipes

Fresh mussels are fantastic and to accompany their delightful flavour, here are our top 10 best ever mussel recipes that will not disappoint. Whether you are wishing your were sitting on the beach eating them or in fact reside near the seaside, these recipes will leave you nostalgic about coastal holidays.

Miso mussels

This miso mussels recipe is a quick, easy healthy way to use mussels in a new, Asian-inspired way.


Spicy Catalan mussels, almond picada

quick and easy starter of spicy Catalan mussels with almond picada from Oldroyd’s.


Thai red curry mussels

This recipe for Thai red curry mussels is a great new way to serve mussels. It’s a really easy dish to make, is ready in just 30 minutes and is under 300 calories but is still packed with flavour and a great chilli kick.


Saffron mussels with orzo & tomatoes

This recipe for saffron mussels with orzo & tomatoes is really easy – it’s a one-pot – and takes under and hour but it looks fantastic and is packed full of delicious flavours. It’s a great new way to make the most of mussels and tomatoes.


Mussels with saffron and spinach (mejillones con azafrán y espinacas)

Trade in your usual moules mariniere for this pepped-up Spanish recipe for mussels with saffron and spinach that’s ready in just 30 minutes. Cook it for a dinner for two, or serve as part of a mixed tapas.


Mussels with garlic and herb breadcrumbs

This is lovely eaten with crusty bread as a starter but you could also serve them as canapés with drinks. Mussels are at their best in the colder months so look out for ones grown locally.


Clams, mussels and chorizo with fino and aïoli

A quick classic shellfish soup made easy. Mussels and clams cooked in sherry and finished off with the garlic mayo, Aïoli. All you need to serve with it is slices of baguette for dunking.


Mussels with chorizo and tomatoes

The best recipe for mussels. Make a quick tomato and chorizo sauce, throw in the mussels and serve with paprika-dusted skinny fries for a midweek meal for two.


Fideua with king prawns, chicken and mussels

The best recipe for Fidea and will definitely serve a crowd. This typical Spanish dish, think paella with pasta instead of rice, is packed with king prawns, chicken and mussels as well as smoked paprika for that authentic taste. Ideal dinner-party dish.


Mussels with cider cream

This recipe is a twist on a classic moules mariniere but instead of using white wine for the creamy sauce, it uses cider. Try this easy mussels starter at you next dinner party.