Basic Steamed Mussels

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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large pot, combine wine, parsley, garlic, oil and bay leaf.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Add mussels, cover and steam for 2 minutes, shaking the pot occasionally.
  • Begin checking mussels; as they open, transfer them to 6 large soup bowls.
  • Total steaming time will be about 5 minutes.
  • Discard any unopened mussels.
  • Strain mussel broth through a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth into a small saucepan.
  • Bring broth to a boil over high heat and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Pour broth over mussels and garnish with chervil (or tarragon).
  • Serve immediately, with bread for sopping up broth.
  • Makes 6 first-course servings.
  • 205 calories per serving; 15 grams protein; 4 grams fat (0.3 gram saturated fat); 25 grams carbohydrate; 410 mg sodium; 42 mg cholesterol; 1 gram fiber.
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