Mussels with garlic & wine


Mussels with garlic & wine

Prep Time: 20 Mins Cooking Time: 10 Mins Total Time: 30 Mins


  • 1kg greenlip (New Zealand) mussels, scrubbed, debearded
  • 250ml (1 cup) fish stock
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) dry white wine
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 dried or fresh bay leaves
  • 1 vine-ripened tomato, finely chopped
  • Crusty bread, to serve


  1. Place a wire rack in the base of a large saucepan. Add enough water to the pan to just cover the rack. Cover with a lid and bring to the boil over high heat.
  2. Place mussels in a large heatproof bowl. Pour the stock, wine and oil over the mussels and sprinkle with thyme, garlic, bay leaves and tomato.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Place bowl on the rack in the saucepan. Steam, covered, for 6 minutes or until mussels open. Discard any unopened mussels.
  4. Divide mussels among serving bowls. Serve immediately with crusty bread.