Steamed Mussels I

Steamed Mussels I


"Simply mussels for a simply wonderful meal."


55 m servings 167 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 393 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Fill a large pot with mussels. Sprinkle chopped onions and garlic over the shellfish. Do not add water, as mussels produce all the water needed for steaming! Cook over high heat until most or all of the mussels open. Discard any that do not open.
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  1. 11 Ratings


Simmered onion in a small amount of butter until translucent. Added garlic and a little apple juice for sweetness just before adding mussels. Yum.

I was excited to make the mussels, but they turned out as a big disapointment. The mussels turned out flavorless and just really bland. It was truly missing other ingredients.

This is a great base recipe for steaming mussels. I used mine in a salad and seasoned the greens with lemon, sea salt, pepper, and fresh parsley. I think the mussels could be bland on their own,...

Couldn't be easier or more delicious. I'll be using this recipe again and again. It was fun to listen to the mussels popping open in the pan.

Very good basic reciept

This was easy and delicious. It was just hard to keep warm while waiting for the rest of dinner to finish, but still good.

This was a great basic recipe! Although I adjusted the garlic:mussel ratio. I had 2 pounds of mussels and used 4-5 cloves (garlic lover here) of garlic and a chopped medium white onion. I als...

if you add a cup of single cream just before serving this inproves this dish and gives it more flavour