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


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

40 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

311 calories; protein 23.1g; carbohydrates 17g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 3.2g; fat 14.2g; saturated fat 6.1g; cholesterol 47.6mg; vitamin a iu 819.2IU; vitamin c 22.8mg; folate 80.3mcg; calcium 57.6mg; iron 6.3mg; magnesium 49.6mg; potassium 469.4mg; sodium 491.1mg.

Reviews (1)

Read More Reviews
1 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe looks impressive but is way easier than you'd think! One of my absolute favorite ways to enjoy mussels. Read More