Quick & Easy Mayonnaise Mussels

A fabulous dish to share with the one you love, or make double and feed a crowd! Serve with plenty of toasted crusty bread (with butter!) and a large leafy green salad.

Quick & Easy Mayonnaise Mussel Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp dijon or French mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 150ml olive oil
  • 50ml vegetable oil
  • 4 green shallots, finely sliced
  • 1 kg black mussels, cleaned and debearded (you can now buy ready prepared live mussels in 1kg packs)
  • 1/2 glass dry white wine
  • 1/2 bunch parsley, finely chopped

Quick & Easy Mayonnaise Mussel Recipe Method

Place the egg yolk, mustard, lemon juice and vinegar in a bowl and give it a whisk to incorporate and slightly thicken.

Then, whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in the oils until you end up with a thick mayonnaise (definitely don’t add all of the oil at once as this will cause the mayonnaise to split). You can also do this step in a food processor, but whisking is better for you!

In a large saucepan with a fitted lid (we use our 10 litre stockpot for this recipe), gently saute the shallots in a bit of extra olive oil until golden. Turn the heat up high and toss in the wine, it should bubble up quickly. Add the mussels, give the pan a shake and then stick on the lid to steam them for around 5-7 minutes.

While the mussels are steaming, toast the bread on both sides under the grill.

Take the lid off the mussels, then pour in the mayonnaise and parsley. Give the mussels a quick stir to combine the juices and mayonnaise and serve with the bread and salad. Enjoy!