Fragrant Steamed Mussels with Lemon-Thyme

A creamy light dish using the fragrant herb Lemon-Thyme, perfect for a starter or main dish.

Serves 2-3 people
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time approx 10-15 mins


6-8 sprigs of lemon-thyme
1kg fresh mussels (cleaned)
1 clove of garlish (crushed)
juice and rind of 1 lemon
1 large leek (chopped)
50ml single cream
15g butter
1tsp sea-salt
50ml white wine


  1. Melt the butter on a low heat in a large pan.
  2. Add the leeks, garlic, lemon-thyme and lemon rind, stir gntly until the leeks are soft.
  3. Add the salt and lemon juice to the pan, then add the mussels, simmer with the lid on, on a low heat for at least 2 minutes.
  4. Once the mussels have opened, discard of any closed mussels and add the wine.
  5. Cook with the lid on for a further 2 minutes, making sure the mussels are cooked, then leave to rest for a further 2 minutes.
  6. Add the salt, and cream then serve into warm bowls.
Tina Richardson

Tina is the founder of Humble Herbs Products and the author of 'A Cooks Guide to Herbs'

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1 comment

  • India
    India Monday, 11 May 2015 14:15 Comment Link

    Tried this recipe, absolutely marvellous!

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