Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

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


"Cooking is a love story. You need to fall in love with the ingredients and then of people who cook them." -Alain Ducasse

The refrigerator light goes on...

Mussels are one of the easiest and least expensive dishes you can make. It is perfect for a weeknight meal because the hardest part is dicing a few veggies and then steaming the mussels. That said, it is also the perfect dinner party meal because people think mussels are so difficult to make. The truth is they're not.

The best part is that you can prep the veggies in advance, then steam the mussels at the last minute and serve immediately. This recipe is great served with your favorite green sauce: try Basil Pesto or Salsa Verde.


Steamed Mussels

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1 pound mussels (weight includes shells)

Cooking time: 30 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied.

Steamed Mussels recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 8 ounces carrots (finely diced)
  • 2 medium ribs celery (finely diced)
  • 4 large green onions (thinly sliced crosswise; keep white and green parts separate)
  • 1 cup no salt added shrimp stock
  • 2 Tbsp. sherry
  • 2 lbs. fresh mussels (scrubbed clean)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 4 tsp. unsalted butter

Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

When the oil is hot, add the carrots and cook for 2 minutes. Stir frequently. Adjust the heat so that the carrots do not burn.

Add the celery and cook for one minute. Stir frequently.

Add the white part of the green onion and cook for one minute. Stir frequently.

Add the shrimp stock, sherry, and the mussels.

Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Shake the pan frequently.

When all of the mussels are opened, remove them to two bowls. (Any mussels that have not opened should not be eaten.)

Add the butter and salt and swirl the pan until the butter is melted.

Pour the sauce over the mussels, sprinkle the green tops of the green onion over the mussels, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1lb. mussels with sauce

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 260 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15g 19%
    Saturated Fat 6g 30%
    Monounsaturated Fat 6g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 510mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 7% Iron 30%
Vitamin K 120mcg Potassium 600mg