Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly." -M. F. K. Fisher, Food writer

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Shellfish are really good for you. There's not much fat and much of it is the good Omega 3 fats.


Mussels in White Wine and Herbed Butter

Servings: 1 | Serving size: 1 lb. mussels and 1 Tbsp. herbed butter

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

The butter makes 8 servings and keeps well for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. It will freeze fairly well.

Serve with 2 ounces sourdough or gluten-free bread and a Healthy Caesar Salad.

Mussels in White Wine and Herbed Butter recipe from Dr. Gourmet


Cream together the butter, shallot, onion and parsley. This can be made the night before and refrigerated.

Place 1/4 cup white wine (per serving) in a medium sauce pan with 1/8 teaspoon (per serving) salt and one tablespoon (per serving) of the "mussel butter" in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Bring to boil.

Place 1 lb. mussels (per serving) in the pan and cover.

Steam until mussels are just opened. This will take 3 - 5 minutes.

Serve in bowl with broth.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 lb. mussels, 1 Tbsp. butter

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories 161 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 8%
    Saturated Fat 2g 11%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 575mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 3% Iron 23%
Vitamin K 16 mcg Potassium 374 mg
Magnesium 41 mg