6/10/2013 | By Seniors Guide Staff

Steamed Mussels Recipe

From Eating Well

This steamed mussels recipe is for all those seafood lovers out there. This heart healthy recipe will be sure to satisfy any seafood craving. These mussels are an easy to make bistro favorite that will be soon be a family favorite.

These mussels are considered a heart healthy dish because they provide plenty of vitamin C, Iron, Potassium, and Selenium.

Steamed Mussels Recipe

Serves 4

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

6 ripe plum tomatoes, cored and coarsely chopped

1 cup dry white wine

3 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded (see Tip)

2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley


Warm oil in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid over low heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, increase the heat to high and stir for 1 minute more. Pour in wine and bring to a boil.

Add mussels, cover and steam, occasionally giving the pan a vigorous shake, until all the mussels have opened, 3 to 4 minutes. Discard any that do not open. Transfer the mussels to a serving bowl. Spoon the broth over the mussels and sprinkle with parsley.


Tip: To clean mussels, scrub them with a stiff brush under cold running water. Scrape off any barnacles using the shell of another mussel. Just before cooking, pull off the “beard” from each one.

Discard any mussels with broken shells or any that do not close when tapped.


Per serving: 267 calories; 6 g fat ( 1 g sat , 1 g mono ); 64 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 28 g protein; 1 g fiber; 427 mg sodium; 587 mg potassium.

This Recipe comes to use from the folks over at Eating Well!

Seniors Guide Staff

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