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    Mexican-Style Steamed Mussels

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    10 mins

    10 mins

    Muffin Goddess's Note:

    I always keep an eye out for mussels to go on sale at the local fish counter, just so I can make this yummy recipe. It makes for a great quick light meal. Be warned, though: four pounds of well-prepared mussels can disappear much faster than you think. Also a great recipe to use with clams, if that's what you prefer. Prep time does not include time to clean the shellfish.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped (leave the seeds in if you want more heat)
    • 1 medium tomato, chopped
    • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 1 cup white wine (cooking wine is okay)
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (fresh is preferred)
    • 4 lbs mussels, well-cleaned and debearded (discard any open ones that don't close when you tap the shell, or ones that feel extremely heavy - t)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a large pot (stock pot) over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add the onions, garlic, tomato, and jalapenos.
    3. 3
      Cook just until softened.
    4. 4
      Add the wine, water, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil over high heat.
    5. 5
      Add the mussels and cilantro and cover the pot.
    6. 6
      Steam for 8-10 minutes, carefully shaking the pot occasionally to shift the mussels around.
    7. 7
      The mussels are cooked when they are fully opened.
    8. 8
      Be sure to discard any mussels that do not open.
    9. 9
      Dish the mussels and broth out into bowls.
    10. 10
      Serve with fresh crusty bread or warm fresh corn tortillas for sopping up the broth.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 17, 2009

      55

      Excellent. I omitted the tomato, but loved the flavors from the jalapeno and cilantro.

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    • on September 20, 2003

      55

      EXCELLENT! Nice and easy to make with a burst of flavor. Enjoyed with a loaf of homemade french bread and a glass of wine, not to mention great company! - lovenest

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican-Style Steamed Mussels

    Serving Size: 1 (682 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 495.7
     
    Calories from Fat 123
    24%
    Total Fat 13.7 g
    21%
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    12%
    Cholesterol 127.3 mg
    42%
    Sodium 1602.5 mg
    66%
    Total Carbohydrate 24.1 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    5%
    Sugars 2.8 g
    11%
    Protein 55.1 g
    110%

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