In this healthy seafood dinner recipe, a 3-ounce serving of mussels delivers 665 mg of heart-healthy omega-3s--about what you'd get from the same amount of albacore tuna. Serve with crusty whole-grain bread or brown-rice noodles to soak up the delectable sauce.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2017


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  • Rinse mussels well and use a brush to remove any barnacles. Discard any with broken shells. Pull off any fibrous "beard" pinched between the shells (most cultivated mussels have had the beards removed).

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, garlic, ginger, curry powder, fennel seeds, cayenne and salt; cook until the tomatoes soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Add coconut milk and wine; bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.

  • Add the mussels, cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 6 minutes. Remove the mussels with a slotted spoon to a large bowl (discard any unopened mussels); cover to keep warm.

  • Boil the sauce over high heat for 5 minutes to reduce slightly. Pour the sauce over the mussels. Serve garnished with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

310.7 calories; protein 23.1g 46% DV; carbohydrates 17g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 3.2g; fat 14.2g 22% DV; saturated fat 6.1g 30% DV; cholesterol 47.6mg 16% DV; vitamin a iu 819.2IU 16% DV; vitamin c 22.8mg 38% DV; folate 80.3mcg 20% DV; calcium 57.6mg 6% DV; iron 6.3mg 35% DV; magnesium 49.6mg 18% DV; potassium 469.4mg 13% DV; sodium 491.1mg 20% DV.

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This recipe looks impressive but is way easier than you'd think! One of my absolute favorite ways to enjoy mussels. Read More