Mussels Marinated in Oil and Herbs

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Cooking Methodsteaming



Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Cocktail Party

Recipe Courseappetizer, hors d'oeuvre

Dietary Considerationgluten-free, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free

Five Ingredients or LessYes


Taste and Textureherby, juicy, rich, savory, tangy


  • 2 cups of cooked, fresh mussels (or canned or frozen mussels)
  • 4 Tb light olive oil or salad oil
  • 1 Tb dry white vermouth and 1 Tb lemon juice
  • 2 Tb finely minced shallots or green onions
  • 3 Tb minced parsley or a mixture of fresh green herbs
  • Pinch of pepper


  1. Steam fresh mussels open as directed in moules à la marinière. Discard shells.

  2. Toss the mussels in a bowl with the remaining ingredients and allow them to marinate half an hour before serving. They may be served just as they are, or you may drain them and fold into them half a cup of mayonnaise. Place them in a bowl or individual shells.


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