Recipe Summary

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Yield: 2 servings

This recipe is...

  • low in fat
  • rich in protein
  • lower in carbs
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Steamed Mussels in Garlic and Herbs

This recipe serves:  2
2 pounds mussels
1 cup dry white wine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, sliced
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
Cooking Instructions
1. Scrub the mussels under cold running water and discard any with open or broken shells. Remove the "beard" by pulling off any wiry threads from the seams.

2. In a large pot, bring the white wine, garlic, shallot and bay leaf to a boil. Add the mussels, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Remove the cover, stir, recover and cook until the mussels open, about 2 to 3 minutes. Discard any mussels that do not open after 6 minutes.

3. Ladle the mussels into large bowls. Add the parsley to the broth and pour it over the mussels. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: 1 pound mussels with broth

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 2

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 294
  • Carbohydrate
  • 12 g
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • Protein
  • 28 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 1 g
  • Sodium
  • 651 mg