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Mussels Stewed with Apple & Fennel


From EatingWell:  February/March 2006

Apples and fennel pair beautifully in this dish.

2 servings | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes



  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add apple, fennel and onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Stir in thyme, sage and nutmeg. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Pour in broth and vermouth (or wine), stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Add mussels and stir to combine. Return to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until the mussels open, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir; discard any unopened mussels before serving.


Per serving : 310 Calories; 9 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 48 mg Cholesterol; 29 g Carbohydrates; 23 g Protein; 6 g Fiber; 494 mg Sodium; 770 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 2.5 vegetable, 3 lean meat

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