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The Best Way To Reheat Mussels

If you're wondering how to bring your leftover mussels back to life, this is the recipe for you.
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Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: French
Keyword: mussels, reheat mussels
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 172kcal


  • 1 portion mussels shelled
  • 1 portion broth


  • The best way to gently reheat mussels is to first warm up the other component of your dish. I used broth, but you can also use rice, soup, or pasta sauce.
  • Reheat the other component of your dish, i.e. your broth, soup, pasta sauce, or rice.
  • Once boiling (broth/soup), simmering (pasta sauce), or thoroughly warm (rice), remove from heat.
  • Stir in your shelled mussels to reheat them evenly.
  • Serve immediately for best results.


The heat and steam from your base dish will be sufficient to rewarm the mussels without damaging their delicate texture.
This method ensures that you don’t accidentally recook your mussels too.
That being said, wait a minute or two until the boil or simmer has subsided. Incorporating them right away might overload them with moisture and make them gooey.
Or, it could start cooking your mussels which you want to avoid.
Once you’ve stirred your mussels into your base dish, do not return it to the heat. This will cook the mussels and make them tough and unpalatable.
It’s advisable to deshell your mussels before reheating them this way. The mussels’ shells will prevent thorough heat transfer, and then this method won’t be nearly as effective.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 172kcal