Blue Mussels Go Green

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Recipe by Mary Jenny

Mussels are a 'super green' food that offer tremendous health benefits. In addition to being low–fat, they're an excellent source of protein, omega 3s, iron, zinc, vitamin C and B12. Preparing blue mussels is easy and quick. Rinse them and add to a pot with 1/4 cup of liquid. Cover and steam for five to seven minutes. They can be spiced up for more elegant occasions, or served plain with butter and crusty bread for a weekday meal.

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Directions

  1. Stir the fresh blue mussels in a colander while rinsing in tap water. Set aside for a few minutes. Tap any that are open and discard those that don't close in response to the tap.
  2. Place all ingredients (not the marinade ingredients) in a large sauce pan with a lid and steam for 5 to 7 minutes until fresh blue mussels are steamed open (about 3 minutes).
  3. Remove mussels, discarding any that do not open.
  4. When cool, shuck mussels and place meats in a large serving dish. Combine above marinade ingredients in an air–tight container and shake vigorously to blend.
  5. Pour over fresh blue mussels.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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