Mussels with Basil-Butter Sauce

By Lauren Keating
Mussels might seem fancy, but they’re really simple to make at home for a romantic night in. Serve with plenty of crusty bread for dipping into the delicious basil-butter sauce!
  • Course: Entrée


  • fresh chopped basil
  • Mussels
  • Salted butter
  • Water
  • zest from 1/2 of a lemon


  1. Set a skillet over medium heat. Add the water and heat until it begins to bubble. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  2. Using a silicone whisk, whisk in one piece of butter until completely melted. Repeat until all butter has been incorporated into a smooth sauce. Do not allow the sauce to boil.
  3. Add the mussels. Cover and cook 5-7 minutes, or until shells open.
  4. Stir in the basil and lemon zest. Remove from heat & serve.