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Appetizer Mussels

Appetizer Mussels

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
CASEY52

CASEY52

What timing! Although I have eaten mussels many times, October 17 was the very first time I cooked them, and (if I do say so myself!) they were great. A friend and I ate every last one, and he raved about the flavor the whole time. This is my own recipe.

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  • Calories:
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 371 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. In a stock pot, combine the wine, juice cocktail, garlic and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil and add mussels.
  2. Cover and continue to boil for about 4 to 6 minutes or until all the mussels have opened. Discard any mussels that haven't opened.
  3. Remove mussels from liquid and keep warm. Pour off liquid to leave about 1 cup. Try not to discard the garlic. Boil the 1 cup of liquid until it's reduced to about 3/4 of a cup.
  4. Add butter and stir until butter has melted and sauce has thickened slightly. Serve mussels with sauce.
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DPS3MONGOOSE
54

DPS3MONGOOSE

4/9/2008

One of my favorite all time recipes, outstanding reviews every time. I add a can of olive oil and garlic flavored diced tomatoes to make for chunkier dipping. Also I cut all the butter out as the flavor is enough on its own. I serve it with toasted baguette (brush with garlic powder and butter before putting it in the oven if you want).

Gail
39

Gail

12/23/2003

Great flavour with the tomatoe and clam juice cocktail. I added a can of diced tomatoes to it and will add more of the tomatoe and clam juice, the hubby likes to soak up the juice with a baguette or sour dough. I didn't realize how easy it would be to make. Might even add some cayenne pepper to give it a little bite. Very good recipe.

H2ODRGN
33

H2ODRGN

12/23/2003

This recipe is absolutely amazing. The mussels were easy and quick to prepare . . .and tasted delicious. I used Clamato and added a bit more clam juice, and the mussels just sucked up all the flavors. The dipping sauce created at the end was a wonderful touch. I suggest using New Zealand mussels.

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