Moules au Beurre d’Ail

Mussels in Garlic Butter

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Serves


    for a first course.

Appears in


  • 2 quarts mussels, cooked

Beurre d’ Ali

  • ½ pound butter, softened
  • 6 slices soft bread
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • White pepper and salt to season
  • 6 sprigs parsley, chopped
  • 2 shallots, or 1 onion, minced


  1. Cook mussels à la Marinière. Remove them from the kettle. Break off the empty shells. Loosen mussels from the shell, then arrange shells with mussels on a flat pan. Let them cool while you are making the garlic butter or Beurre d’Ail.
  2. Put butter in mixer bowl. Cut crusts from bread. Tear bread into mixer bowl and add remainder of ingredients. Turn mixer on and it will blend the soft bread into the butter.
  3. Cover mussels with the butter-bread mixture, filling the shells. When ready to serve, broil for about 3 minutes, or until bubbly hot and browned. Do not overcook mussels or they become tough.