4100 Northpoint Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

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Merry Christmas! A Quick Guide to Cooking Your Next Batch of Mussels

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Costas Inn is still open for business, and we continually strive to

Merry Christmas! A Quick Guide to Cooking Your Next Batch of Mussels

In the meantime, let’s check out this guide for cooking your next batch of heavenly mussels!

be your seafood destination. Did you know that our crab cakes and other tasty menu items make great gifts? We offer curbside service and prompt delivery – so you can give your friends and family who have moved away from Maryland a nostalgic taste of home to help them feel a bit jollier. In the meantime, let’s check out this guide for cooking your next batch of heavenly mussels! 

First, Clean Them Up

Before you do anything else, make sure to clean them up a bit first. Getting your mussels from a reputable fishmonger is your best bet – the reason being that the mussels won’t be packed with grit and dirt. 

Second, Add Awesome Aromatics 

Aromatics make everything taste way better than without them. Take the time to saute chopped onion, garlic, and ginger. Lemongrass, chiles, and shallots will also kick it up a notch. Having a base for some scrumptious sauce will make the loaf of fresh crusty bread you’re about to make even yummier. 

Third, Level Up with Some Liquid 

The liquid element of this dish is also unforgettable. The mussels, even after their shells are cracked up, need to be cooked in a specific way – in this case, by steaming. Water is fine, but it’s a tad bland. Instead, spring for coconut milk, soy sauce, fish sauce, tomato juice, wine, or lager!

Fourth, Simmer It All Together 

Now that it’s time to put the pot of mussels on the stove, you might be wondering what to do next. Bring everything to a boil – but don’t leave it that way! Instead, you’ve got to switch it down to a simmer. Rolling boils don’t work, as it’s too much for mussels. And in case you want to plunk them in a slow cooker, the low and slow technique won’t do either. 


Here at your seafood destination, we are always striving to help you serve up the next round of deliciousness. Whether you’d like to take advantage of our convenient curbside pickup offerings or opt for easy delivery right to your doorstep – our crab cakes, menu items, and fun merchandise are all at your fingertips when you order online. Oh, don’t forget! We have a Wednesday night steak special for your dining pleasure. Find it listed under our Daily Specials page alongside Wine Down Wednesday and Jazz Night!


Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.

You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!


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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 699 reviews
4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
410-477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes
Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes