Million Dollar Mussels

Million Dollar Mussels

RK 2

"These mussels I originally had in Cape Cod Massachusetts about 20 years ago. This is my version of them, and it is even better than the original. Pair with a large loaf of crusty bread to soak up the generous sauce."


15 m servings 412 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 18.5 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.3g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 1681 mg
  • 67%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the dry sherry, garlic, bouillon, butter, Italian seasoning, and lemon into a large pot. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the mussels, cover, and simmer until the mussels have opened, about 5 minutes. Discard any unopened mussels.


  • Note
  • If fresh herbs are available, use 1/4 cup of oregano, thyme, or rosemary (or mix of the three)in place of the Italian seasoning.
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  1. 24 Ratings


I developed a recipe very similar to this after our family fell in love with a mussel dish from Carrabba's restaurant. To dry a variation on the above recipe, substitute dry white wine for t...

I felt the sherry was overpowering the dish, so I added low salt chicken broth to try and balance out the flavors. That addition seemed to make all the difference. Good start tho as I do enjoy t...

these were good substituting the sherry for 1/2 dry white wine, 1/2 low sodium chicken broth. I use way more garlic, but that is a personal preference. I also use basil... so i really didn't fol...

I thought these were fabulous! My husband gobbled them up, too! However, I only put 4 stars because I thought it called for way too much sherry, mine tasted just great with half the amt. of wh...

I didn't change a thing. It tastes as good as it tastes in finer restaurants.

Went over well with the people I made it for. I'm not a sherry drinker, so I cut the sherry with low sodium broth as per a previous comment and that was great. Next round I'll probably add som...

These mussels were awesome. My parents always make mussels but I wanted to cook them with a new recipe and this one was perfect. I actually forgot to put in the onion but they were wonderful any...

Yummy! Perfect when you wanna stay home with your loved one and dance. TASTY !!! Going to make this again. Use Fine sherry!!!

Best mussell recipe ever. I highly recommend.