A Taste of the Sea: Australian Blue Mussels

Australia is known for its diverse and delicious seafood, and one gem that stands out is the Australian Blue Mussel. Harvested from the pristine waters of Mornington, Victoria, these mussels offer a taste of the sea like no other. In this blog, we’ll explore a simple and delightful recipe that allows the natural flavours of these succulent mollusks to shine.

Here’s a simple no-frills recipe that you can immediately try at home to whip up a lovely dish of sweet, succulent mussels:


  • 1 kg Australian Blue Mussels
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Crusty bread for serving


  1. Prepare Mussels:
    • Rinse and debeard mussels.
  2. Saute Aromatics:
    • Sauté garlic and onions in olive oil until soft.
  3. Cook Mussels:
    • Add mussels and white wine; steam until opened (discard unopened ones).
  4. Add Tomatoes and Season:
    • Stir in cherry tomatoes; season with salt and pepper.
  5. Finish with Parsley:
    • Sprinkle chopped parsley over the mussels.
  6. Serve:
    • Ladle mussels and broth into bowls, serve with crusty bread.
  7. Enjoy Mornington’s Flavors:
    • Indulge in the taste of Australian Blue Mussels from Mornington, Victoria, with this quick and delightful recipe.
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