Savory Mussels Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Savory Mussels Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Savory Mussels

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"A simple dish of mussels cooked just right in chicken broth. Serve it as a starter to a meal, or as a meal in itself! Serve hot with rice or French bread to dunk in the soup. "

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Original recipe makes 2 1/2 pounds mussels Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the hot oil until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the carrot and celery into the mixture and continue cooking until the carrot and celery have also softened, another 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Pour the chicken broth into the pot and bring to a boil; cook at a boil for 5 minutes. Add the mussels; cover the pot and allow the mussels to simmer in the broth mixture just until they begin to open, about 5 minutes. Discard any mussels which do not open. Stir the spinach into the broth just before serving hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 07, 2010

I used frozen mixed veggies in a bag and prepared them just as the recipe states for the carrots and celery. I used frozen mussels out of a bag from Jewel and prepared them the same as the recipe calls for. I also cooked linguine noodles on the side, tossed with a little extra virgin olive oil and dried parsley before pouring the broth mussels and veggies over the noodles. It was an excellent and complete meal!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 31, 2011

1 star All I tasted was the celery and carrots. The taste of the mussels never came through. Next time I will steam it just with a little wine and garlic.

 

6 Ratings

Jul 19, 2010

Absolutely the best mussels I have ever tasted!! They simply disappeared from everyone's plate. Perfectly cooked, fantastic flavor.

 
Nov 24, 2010

So, soooo good! I doubled the amount of carrots and celery, and it was like serving a gourmet soup with mussels. I served it over pasta tossed in EVOO. This is a perfect recipe, and I will make it again. My kids loved it - even my super picky 5 year old requested it "tomorrow." :)

 
Aug 11, 2011

The whole family liked this. I did not have fresh spinach on hand so I used frozen spinach and it turned out pretty good. Would make this again.

 
Mar 20, 2015

Great recipe. Easy to fix and a change from preparing them using wine.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 320 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 33.4 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 817 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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