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Garlic-Braised Mussels

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The following recipe, video and photography were provided by our partner, Chef Billy Parisi.

Don’t let cooking shellfish at home intimidate you! These Garlic-Braised Mussels are so simple and delicious, you will think you ordered them from an oceanside restaurant!

Garlic-Braised Mussels

Garlic-Braised Mussels


  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 shallot, peeled and small diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 3 dozen fresh mussels
  • ½ cup Ambervale Chardonnay
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, finely minced
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Add the oil to a large frying pan over high/medium-high heat until it lightly smokes.
  2. Add the shallots and garlic and turn the heat down to medium. Sauté for 2- 3 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  3. Add the mussels and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Deglaze with wine. turn the heat to high and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until the butter is melted.
  6. Serve alongside Heinen’s Pain Paillasse artisan bread.

Garlic Braised Mussels

Chef Billy Parisi

By Chef Billy Parisi

Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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