Mussels with Vermouth and Tarragon

A bowl of Mussels with Vermouth and Taragon

Steamed Mussels with Vermouth and Tarragon are not only delicious but a quick, inexpensive meal that is so easy to make.



  • 2 lbs Fresh mussels, rinsed
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • ½ cup Vermouth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons tarragon, chopped


1. Place butter, vermouth, tarragon and chopped shallots in a large pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add rinsed mussels and cover. Shake the pot a few times to get the sauce over the mussels.
2. Steam for 3-6 minutes until the mussels have opened. Remove mussels to serving bowl and bring shallot mixture to a full boil. Cook for a minute or 2 until it has cooked down and pour over the mussels.
3. Do not eat any mussels that don’t open.


You can substitute a dry white wine for the vermouth.