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Viognier Pairings Steamed Mussels

Steamed Mussels


  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Small red onion, diced
  • 7 oz Pineapple, cut into small cubes
  • 3 lb Black mussels, cleaned, well rinsed
  • 1 cup Vina Robles Viognier
  • 1 cup Heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt, cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ Bunch cilantro, roughly chopped


  1. 1

    Heat the olive oil in a large, deep frying pan. Add the onions and the pineapple, and sauté on high heat for approx. 2 minutes.

  2. 2

    Add the mussels, stir, and deglaze with the Vina Robles Viognier. Cover the pan with a lid and let steam on high heat for about 2 minutes. Uncover, add cream, seasoning and tomatoes, cover again and let steam for another 3-4 minutes. Stir occasionally, until mussels are opened.

  3. 3

    Sprinkle with cilantro, and serve mussels with the sauce in small bowls.

  4. 4

    Do not eat mussels that are still closed!

  5. 5

    Enjoy with the rest of the Vina Robles Viognier.

  6. 6

    Hints: Serve with crispy French baguette

  7. 7

    Hints: Substitute black mussels with steamer clams or your favorite shellfish.


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