Mussels in creamy saffron sauce

Mussels in creamy saffron sauce

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About this recipe: Mussels are cooked simply in a wine cream sauce with a pinch of saffron. Delicious served by itself with bread to mop up the sauce or over pasta or rice.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 120ml dry white wine
  • 500g mussels, cleaned
  • 250ml single cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pinch saffron

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Melt the butter in a lidded saucepan over a medium heat then add the onion and cook and stir until translucent. Pour in the wine then carefully place the mussels inside, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add cream, salt, pepper, saffron and sauté for another 5 minutes until the mussels have opened and the sauce is hot. Discard any unopened mussels and serve in a warmed bowl with the sauce poured over.

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