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.
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
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.
Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1 pound mussels (weight includes shells)
Cooking time: 30 minutes
This recipe can easily be multiplied.
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.
Serving size: 1lb. mussels with sauce
|Calories 260||Calories from Fat 135|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 15g||19%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||30%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 6g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 11g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Vitamin A 17%||Vitamin C 22%|
|Calcium 7%||Iron 30%|
|Vitamin K 120mcg||Potassium 600mg|