The Perfect Mussels Recipe

This week our talented Head Chef provides the perfect recipe to serve as a starter or light main course, which is a firm favourite when on the menu at SEVENTEEN. This week’s dish is a simple dish ‘Mussels with Saffron’, which is sure to impress friends and family, without too much hard work in the kitchen!


  •          6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  •          1 shallot, chopped
  •          2 cloves or black garlic
  •          ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  •          1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  •          1 cup of dry white wine
  •          2 pinches of saffron threads
  •          3 lbs of fresh mussels
  •          2 tablespoons curly parsley, chopped


  •          Rinse the mussels under cold water to ensure they are clean  
  •          Melt the butter in a large pot, add the shallots, garlic, salt and cook gently for 2 minutes.
  •          Add the mustard and wine bring to a boil then add the saffron.
  •          Add the mussels and stir to combine, cover and cook for about 2 minutes, or until they have opened.
  •          Toss the mussels with the parsley and serve immediately.


Make sure to try our mussels and many other fresh and seasonal dishes on our A La Carte menu at SEVENTEEN, you can enjoy 2 courses for £19 or 3 for £25 every Saturday evening!

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