Moules marinière

  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Check out this easy recipe for moules marinière (mussels in white wine sauce). This classic French recipe is a great way to impress the family in no time at all - ready on the table in 30 minutes. Plus. it's low in calories, too

By Amanda James

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • butter 50g
  • garlic 1 clove, chopped
  • leeks 2 medium, white parts cut in half lengthways and sliced (keep the greens for soup or stock)
  • dry white wine 300ml
  • mussels 2kg, cleaned
  • double cream 150ml
  • flat-leaf parsley handful, chopped to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat the butter in a wide, shallow, lidded pan. Add the garlic and leeks, and cook until softened. Add the wine and let it bubble up, then throw in the mussels and cover.

  • Step 2

    Shake the pan for 2-3 minutes or until all the mussels have opened (discard any that don’t).

  • Step 3

    Pour in the cream and season, then keep cooking for a minute. Serve sprinkled with chopped parsley.

Additional Information


  • kcals 485
  • fat 33.9g
  • saturates 19.6g
  • carbs 3.5g
  • sugars 2.8g
  • fibre 2.4g
  • protein 26.9g
  • salt 1.6g
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