mussels in a mango and white wine sauce

Steamed Mussels in Mango and White Wine Sauce

  • Author: My Heart Beets
  • Yield: 2-3 1x


Tender, meaty mussels steamed in a sweet mango and white wine sauce! Serve this with a toasty baguette, a salad and a glass of wine.


  • 2 pounds mussels, cleaned and debearded
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup fresh mango puree
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Cilantro, chopped for garnish


  1. Wash the mussels in a colander and debeard them (remove any brown strands). Discard any mussels that are cracked or remain open even after tapping them on a hard surface.
  2. Melt ghee in a large dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and after 30 seconds, add the mango puree, white wine and spices.
  3. Bring the liquid to a boil, add the mussels and cover the pot for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid, give the mussels a stir, then cover for another 3 minutes, or until the mussel shells open. Discard any mussels that do not open.
  5. Place the mussels in a shallow serving bowl and ladle the liquid on top. Garnish with chopped cilantro.