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    Penn Cove Mussels Steamed in Orange Juice With Basil

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    25 mins

    15 mins

    10 mins

    Mikekey's Note:

    A colorful first course with a dipping sauce made from its own cooking broth.

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    1. 1
      Grate the orange rind and reserve.
    2. 2
      Cut 1 thin slice from the middle of the orange and cut it into little triangles; reserve.
    3. 3
      Juice the remaining orange.
    4. 4
      In a large skillet that has a lid, mix the minced basil, oil, pepper, mussels, water, shallots, orange juice and half the grated rind. Cover the pan and bring to a boil and steam for a few minutes until the mussels open.
    5. 5
      Remove the mussels with a slotted spoon and toss the ones that didn't open.
    6. 6
      Place them on plates lined with fresh basil leaves. Garnish with orange triangles. Sprinkle the remaining orange rind on top.
    7. 7
      Pour the cooking broth into a small dishes, to dip mussels into.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 06, 2007


      These were so very good. I think I would add a pinch of salt next time, but my honey thought they were perfect as is. I did not read the instructions carefully and put all the rind in at the beginning - no harm, as they cook so quickly. Also, I julienned the basil, as I like how that looks. The orange flavor is subtle and delicious. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Penn Cove Mussels Steamed in Orange Juice With Basil

    Serving Size: 1 (292 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 295.6
    Calories from Fat 154
    Total Fat 17.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 44.8 mg
    Sodium 460.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 5.9 g
    Protein 19.8 g

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