Classic Mussels

Classic Mussels
Staff Writer
Mussels

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Mussels

Robert Wiedmaier, executive chef of Mussel Bar, Brasserie Beck, and Marcel’s, shares his recipe for mussels in the shell. There's nothing easier on a busy weeknight than steamed mussels. Warm up some garlic bread to sop up the flavorful broth.

2
Servings
622
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  tablespoon  unsalted butter
  • 1  tablespoon  minced garlic
  • 1  tablespoon  minced shallot
  • 1  pound  mussels in the shell, cleaned and debearded
  • 1  cup  dry vermouth
  • 1  cup  heavy cream
  • 1  tablespoon  chopped flat-leaf parsley

Directions

Heat the butter in a pot or heavy pan over medium heat. Cook the garlic and shallot until translucent, about 45-60 seconds. Add the mussels and vermouth and cover the pot.

When the mussels are almost open, about 1 ½-2 minutes, add the heavy cream and cover the pot. Once all of the mussels are open, about 2 more minutes, top with parsley and serve.

Cooked mussels can be eaten directly from the pot or pan or transferred to a wide-rimmed soup bowl. Keep covered until just prior to eating since they cool quickly.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
49%
Sugar
51g
57%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
68mg
23%
Carbohydrate, by difference
74g
57%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
238µg
34%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
177mg
18%
Choline, total
60mg
14%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
3µg
0%
Folate, total
84µg
21%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
54mg
17%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
263mg
38%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
566mg
38%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
328g
12%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Mussel Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Mussel Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.