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    Danish Mussels

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    lazyme's Note:

    Not sure where I got this recipe but my notes say it's from the Chicago Tribune Magazine 12/7/97 (William Rice).

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large, non-corrosive pan, combine onion, 3/4 of the dill, bay leaves, red pepper flakes, pepper, wine and 3 cups water.
    2. 2
      Bring liquid to a boil, lower heat and simmer 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Strain into a clean pan. (If desired, recipe may be done ahead to this point. Refrigerate broth and mussels).
    4. 4
      Rinse (do not soak) mussels and remove wire-like beards if visible.
    5. 5
      Add salt and aquavit to the broth and bring to a boil.
    6. 6
      Add the mussels, cover and cook over medium-high heat until shells have opened, 3 to 5 minutes.
    7. 7
      Remove pan from heat and discard mussels whose shells remain closed.
    8. 8
      Remove remaining mussels from their shells and discard shells.
    9. 9
      Mix mayonnaise with most of remaining dill (reserving some for garnish) and, if desired, aquavit to taste.
    10. 10
      Place mayonnaise in a small bowl (or spread on toasted bread).
    11. 11
      Place bowl on a plate and surround with the mussels, each one (or, depending on size, a pair) speared with a toothpick; or cut each slice of toast into 6 pieces and top each with a mussel.
    12. 12
      Transfer to a platter, garnish with remaining dill and serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Danish Mussels

    Serving Size: 1 (399 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 380.0
     
    Calories from Fat 105
    27%
    Total Fat 11.6 g
    17%
    Saturated Fat 1.9 g
    9%
    Cholesterol 68.7 mg
    22%
    Sodium 1377.8 mg
    57%
    Total Carbohydrate 18.9 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    2%
    Sugars 3.5 g
    14%
    Protein 27.6 g
    55%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh dill

    red pepper flakes

    aquavit

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