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Mussels with Saffron & Leeks

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From EatingWell:  The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

Mussels are an excellent fast, healthy dinner. Look for them on ice in mesh bags at your fish counter; the individual mollusks should be mostly closed, or they should close when tapped. The only other thing you need with this aromatic dinner? A couple of crunchy rolls that just might happen to fall into the sauce.

4 servings | Active Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, leeks, garlic, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, until the onion and leeks are softened and just starting to brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Add wine, clam juice and saffron, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Stir in mussels. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and steam until all the mussels have opened, 4 to 5 minutes. (Discard any unopened mussels.) Stir in parsley.

Nutrition

Per serving : 350 Calories; 12 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 7 g Mono; 64 mg Cholesterol; 22 g Carbohydrates; 29 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 652 mg Sodium; 534 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 4 lean meat

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