Love mussels? My favorite way to make them is always in a simple garlic and lemon sauce. So this is all about How to Cook Mussels with Garlic and Lemon Sauce :) Plus all the tips and variations you'll ever need to cook mussels.
Preheat a 10 inch sautee pan with lid over high heat and add in the butter and garlic. Sautee the garlic for 2 minutes and then add in the mussels. Toss the mussels with the garlic butter and then close the lid. Lower the heat to medium low and let the mussels cook for 10-15 minutes until you notice all mussels have opened up.
Make sure your mussels are sealed before cooking, and likewise, make sure your mussels have opened after cooking! Any mussel other than that should be thrown away.
Make sure to follow how to clean mussels (above) before cooking.
Add in your favorite flavors to this recipe and make different mussels recipes every single time.
Make sure you drop the heat to medium low to low and cover your pot.
If you're working on an electric stove or your skillet is super hot, add in the juice of 1 lemon and water to equal 1/4 cup to the mussels skillet before covering it.
Serve mussels right away with bread, pasta, salad , rice on any which way.
It's best to eat mussels the same day, but if you can't, store them in the fridge for 2 days at most and reheat them before serving.
If you want to cook frozen mussels, follow the same way as this recipe.