Kitchen Notes

Mussels with Chili Butter

by Thomas Kelly on Aug 01, 2014

We love delicious food - but there is one thing we love even more: delicious food, fast! Mussels are relatively inexpensive, prepared quickly and are a sophisticated dinner that will have you reaching for seconds!

Mixing in a little chili butter to infuse heat into the dish is a quick and easy way, without overpowering the broth. No complicated sauces or long prep times. Just a simple and flavorful dinner!


We used the Foragers Blend to bring out the earthiness of the mussels and turn up the heat, but if you are looking for a more subtle flavor, the Grove Blend  would also work well, and highlight the citrus notes in the dish.  

Have you tried experimenting with Chili Butter yet?


Mussels with Chili Butter


2 pounds fresh Mussels, scrubbed debearded

3 tablespoons Chili Butter, Forager's Blend

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1 finely chopped shallots

2 large garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon Rosemary

2/3 cup Wine

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Fresh Bread



In a large pot add Chili Butter and olive oil and heat on medium high heat. When hot, add shallots and garlic gloves and cook until fragrant. Add rosemary, wine, and lemon juice and bring to a simmer. Add mussels and cook for 5-10 minutes until shells are open.

Serve hot, garnished with parsley, and with bread for dipping.