Melissa's Mussels

Melissa's Mussels

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"Serve these mussels as an appetizer with some crusty bread or as a meal over linguini. It is sure to please mussel lovers!"

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 209 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.7g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 19.1 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 616 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot (or the kitchen sink basin), soak the mussels 10 minutes in enough lightly salted cold water to cover.
  2. In a separate large pot, mix the onion, tomatoes, garlic, beer, wine, and peppercorns. Place the mussels in the pot, and bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking 5 minutes, until mussels open. Discard unopened mussels.
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hotdog
12/25/2007

Big disappointment. Edible, but wrong so many ways. First of all, there were 3 big eaters and I bought just 2 pounds of mussels and we had leftovers (maybe wouldn't have if they had tasted better), but 2 pounds for 3 was ample - not 5 pounds for 4! Secondly, boil 10 minutes and then lower heat and cook another 5 until the shells open? You're kidding, right? The shells opened within a couple of minutes in the pot. That left the onion and garlic not cooked enough and the beer taste very pronounced. Glad I didn't bother with the linguini, as the the broth was, well, broth-like and not likely to stick to anything. We fished out the mussels and ate the bread. First time I had tried a recipe that included both beer and red wine. Probably the last. Try another recipe. At $4.99 a pound, mussels deserve better.

happyhappymama
11/18/2007

This was my first time making mussels at home; this recipe was easy and delicious. I stuck to the recipe, but added mushrooms, and served over pasta. My teenager and I loved it! Fabulous!

Karen T.
3/1/2007

Melissa's recipe is terrific, just like the other reviewers said! I served it over linguine and sprinkled red hot pepper flakes on top for an added kick. A must try!