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Mussels with Saffron Cream Sauce


From EatingWell:  The Simple Art of EatingWell

Saffron, tomato and a touch of cream yields a flavorful sauce for these simple steamed mussels. Soak up the sauce with plenty of crusty whole-grain baguette.

4 servings | Active Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes



  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, celery and garlic and cook, stirring often, until just starting to brown, 30 seconds to 4 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes, stock (or clam juice), saffron, salt and pepper; bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in mussels. Cover and cook just until the mussels have opened, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from the heat (discard any unopened mussels). Stir in cream and sprinkle with parsley, if using. Serve with the sauce from the pan.


Per serving : 278 Calories; 18 g Fat; 8 g Sat; 7 g Mono; 77 mg Cholesterol; 11 g Carbohydrates; 18 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 493 mg Sodium; 513 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 3 fat

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