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    Basic Steamed Mussels

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    10 mins

    5 mins

    lazyme's Note:

    From Eating Well, July/August 1997.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large pot, combine wine, parsley, garlic, oil and bay leaf.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil over high heat.
    3. 3
      Add mussels, cover and steam for 2 minutes, shaking the pot occasionally.
    4. 4
      Begin checking mussels; as they open, transfer them to 6 large soup bowls.
    5. 5
      Total steaming time will be about 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Discard any unopened mussels.
    7. 7
      Strain mussel broth through a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth into a small saucepan.
    8. 8
      Bring broth to a boil over high heat and boil for 2 minutes.
    9. 9
      Pour broth over mussels and garnish with chervil (or tarragon).
    10. 10
      Serve immediately, with bread for sopping up broth.
    11. 11
      Makes 6 first-course servings.
    12. 12
      205 calories per serving; 15 grams protein; 4 grams fat (0.3 gram saturated fat); 25 grams carbohydrate; 410 mg sodium; 42 mg cholesterol; 1 gram fiber.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Steamed Mussels

    Serving Size: 1 (433 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 564.1
     
    Calories from Fat 95
    16%
    Total Fat 10.6 g
    16%
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    10%
    Cholesterol 84.8 mg
    28%
    Sodium 1307.7 mg
    54%
    Total Carbohydrate 61.4 g
    20%
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    8%
    Sugars 2.6 g
    10%
    Protein 46.3 g
    92%

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    fresh chervil

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