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    25 mins

    15 mins

    10 mins

    mermaidmagic's Note:

    I learned how to cook and season mussels from a Greek cookbook I own. I've added fresh lemon juice to this mix as well and garnished with fresh parsley and lemon slices when serving guests.

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    1. 1
      Scrub the mussels to clean.
    2. 2
      Remove any exposed beards.
    3. 3
      Note that removing the beards kills the mussels, so do not do it until you are ready to prepare the dish.
    4. 4
      Rinse well several times to remove any sand.
    5. 5
      Place the wine, shallots, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt& pepper in a large stock pot and bring to a boil.
    6. 6
      Add the mussels.
    7. 7
      Cover and cook until the mussels open, 8-10 minutes.
    8. 8
      Transfer to a serving platter, discarding any that did not open.
    9. 9
      Spoon the cooking liquid over the mussels.
    10. 10

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 04, 2010


      Great flavor. Added a diced tomato. I will use this recipe a lot. Thanks Merm!

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    • on August 27, 2007


      Good and easy to prepare. This is a great basic mussel recipe, which you could always make fancier by adding a bit of cream to the sauce at the end or any number of other variations. Our mussels only took a few minutes to cook, not as long as the recipe called for. We melted a bit of butter to dip the mussels in. Heaven on a plate!

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    • on August 08, 2007


      Very easy and delicious. I substituted white vermouth for the wine and dehydrated red onion for the shallots and the mussels took only 2-3 minutes to cook. Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mussels

    Serving Size: 1 (281 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 238.0
    Calories from Fat 46
    Total Fat 5.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.9 g
    Cholesterol 63.6 mg
    Sodium 752.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 0.4 g
    Protein 27.5 g

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