Butter Garlic Mussels

As I have already mentioned before, I only knew few recipes for mussels that is why I always take every opportunity to learn a new one and do my own version. Usually served as an entree with bread on the side for some (not to mention with a glass of wine), this is yet another quick and easy way recipe for mussels.

Try it! Surely you will love this simple concoction.


2 kg fresh green lipped mussels
1/3 cup butter
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp oyster sauce
freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place mussels in a deep pot and add 1 cup of water. Bring it to a boil and cook for 5 minutes or until all shells open up.
  2. Remove mussels from pot then let it cool.
  3. Separate mussels from their shells then set them aside.
  4. Place a pan in medium heat then add butter. Once melted add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  5. Add mussels and oyster sauce then mix until sauce is evenly distributed.
  6. Remove from pan then season with freshly ground black pepper.

28 Responses

  1. thammelissa says:

    This looks simple and delicious. Well…I hope to try the recipe soon 😉

  2. Zo Zhou says:

    Mmm, simple perfection. Butter, garlic and soy sauce is also pretty delicious, but dang, oyster sauce would really up it a notch!

  3. samology says:

    Really delicious looking!!! Oyster is one of my favourite seafood!!

  4. nors says:

    Sarap pulitan….. Inom na tayo sa target…

  5. Ooh this sounds so good! I love anything with garlic 🙂

  6. Kristy says:

    You know I love mussels!!!! The oyster sauce sounds like a fantastic ingredient to add to these. I’m going to try that next time for sure. 🙂

  7. Simply Tia says:

    This looks awesome!! Butter + garlic + shellfish = Heaven

  8. Although I’m not a big mussles fan (I eat only 1-2 pieces of it, and I’m done), I can use this same recipe for other clams I think. It’s simple and delicious. I’ve never tried one with oyster sauce!

  9. Joanne Ozug says:

    OMG YUM! I love how glossy and buttery the mussels look.

  10. Mussels are my favorite and pairing it with butter and garlic is a combination that just works. 😀

  11. very simple recipe but it sounds deliciously rich!

  12. Look at the meat in those mussels. Awesome!

  13. Like you, I tend to stick to my tried and tested recipes for mussels but I will be giving this a go next time I get some as I adore oyster sauce!

  14. I love how simple this recipe is, but I bet it is delicious!!!

  15. I am with you, always ready to learn a new recipe for Mussels…
    This looks so good, simple and elegant…
    Beautifully done.

  16. Love 2 Type says:

    somehow, if it’s not cooked with the shells, i dont find it that appetizing anymore.. that’s weird..

  17. Kim says:

    I usually eat them with lemon juice, pepper and salt 🙂 You should try that, because it’s very easy to prepare and good at the same time”

  18. spicegirlfla says:

    Wow…I could so enjoy a platter of these!! What better way than with butter and garlic!!

  19. Lovely! I cooked mussels last week using one of New Zealand’s most natural relishes – they were delicous! So quick to make – and yours, with all that garlic! What’s not to love?

  20. foodjaunts says:

    I’m not the biggest mussels fan but these look simply gorgeous. Super meaty.

  21. Carolyn Chan says:

    Don’t forget some crusty bread to mop up that lovely sauce !

  22. Hi! I just want to give you a big thank you for this recipe. I stumbled on it while looking for a new way to prepare mussels and I am absolutely in love with this dish. I’ve made twice already and it is now a certified family favorite. In fact, I just featured in my food blog. Again, thank you! 🙂

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