Steamed Mussels in Tomato Broth

Steamed Mussels in Tomato Broth

Makes: 4 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

With fresh mussels increasingly available at supermarket fish counters, you can easily make this bistro favorite at home.

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Tips & Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 275
  • % Daily values *
  • 9% Total Fat 6g
    • 5% Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • 21% Cholesterol 64mg
  • 17% Potassium 582mg
  • 18% Sodium 427mg
  • 5% Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • 4% Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Sugars 3g
  • 56% Protein 28g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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