mussels side dish and serving ideas



Mussels make a light and tasty meal. The broth they create when they are cooking can be flavored in many different ways. This flavored broth may just be the best part. A piece of crusty bread or some garlic bread is the perfect vehicle for soaking up every last drop. Serve over pasta or rice and the broth becomes a flavorful sauce.
All you need to make a savory pan of mussels is a large high sided pan and a few ingredients for flavoring. The flavor combinations are limited only by your own personal tastes.

Serve mussels with…

Something with Veggies

frisée & lardons
potato & Leek soup
tomato & onion salad
pickled mushrooms
jicama slaw
braised leeks
shrimp & tomatoes
fennel salad

Something Starchy

crusty bread
garlic bread
frites (french fries)
roasted fingerling potatoes
over toast
toasted baguette slices
gigante beans
saffron rice
squid ink pasta

Something Saucy

white wine sauce
spicy tomato sauce
horseradish cream

All suggestions on Serve This With That are suggestions only, we just want to help you have a great meal!