Mediterranean Style Mussels

This is a delicious version of the famous French mussels dish, moules mariniere, cooked with butter and wine sauce. This is a great year-round dish using fresh mussels.

Serving size

¼ of mussels with sauce

Makes

4 servings

Prep time: 20min
Cook time: 15min
Total: 35min

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter, unsalted

1 small (70 grams) onion, thinly chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups white wine (used white Burgundy for nutrient calculations)

¼ cup parsley, chopped

12-ounces fresh mussels, raw, cleaned, de-bearded

Nutrition Info

Makes: 4 servings  Serving size: ¼ of mussels with sauce

Calories

256

Fat

10 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Trans Fat

<1 g

Cholesterol

63 mg

Carbohydrate

10 g

Sugar

1 g

Fiber

<1 g

Protein

21 g

Sodium

321 mg

Calcium

47 mg

Phosphorus

274 mg

Potassium

324 mg

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large deep skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Add wine, parsley and mussels and turn the heat up to medium for 2 minutes, or until the wine bubbles.
  4. Cover with a lid and turn heat down to simmer. Cook until the mussels open.
  5. Serve mussels in their shells in a large bowl. Pour the sauce over the mussels.
Recipe Contributed by FamilyCook Productions

Discard mussels with cracked shells or that remain closed after they are cooked. Leftover mussels and sauce will be delicious the next day over pasta.