In order to prepare Steamed Mussels, you will need to clean them well in cold water. Scrub them well. Chop a shallot into very thin slices. Dice 3 cloves of garlic. You will also need a pinch of saffron, 3-4 lbs of mussels, heavy cream, wine, olive oil, salt, white wine, crushed black pepper, and salt. Heat a tall pot over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons. of olive oil. Add shallots and garlic. SautŽ. Add pepper and saffron. Add 3/4 cup of white wine and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Add 3/4 cup of heavy cream. Allow it to boil for 2 minutes. Add mussels. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Discard any mussels that did not open up. Pour into a serving dish with sauce.