Healthy Mussel Recipes

Find healthy, delicious mussel recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Fisherman's Stew with Roasted Garlic Crostini

Rating: 5 stars 2
This Fisherman's stew recipe is loaded with cod, shrimp, and mussels and will warm you right up on cold winter days. The crostini served alongside are made with homemade roasted garlic, and perfect for soaking up every last morsel of the stew.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Italian Mussels & Pasta

Rating: 5 stars 4
This combination of mussels with plenty of garlic, parsley, saffron and white wine was inspired by the Venetian soup zuppa de peoci, which is usually ladled over sliced crusty bread. Here we serve it over pasta. For a more elegant presentation you can remove the mussels from their shells before serving…but then again, who wants to be elegant? Enjoy!
By John Ash

Quick Paella with Shrimp & Mussels

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Our quick take on paella is studded with mussels and shrimp. Traditional paella made with short-grain rice takes a while to cook and can be a bit tricky. Instant brown rice is a great shortcut--what it lacks in authenticity it more than makes up for in convenience. Make sure you seek out saffron, which gives the dish its distinctive yellow color and signature flavor. Serve with: Spinach salad.
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Mussels with White Beans & Tomatoes

Rating: 5 stars 4
Cooking mussels may seem intimidating, but here we've made it quick and easy. We've added white beans to turn this classic mussels-in-white-wine-sauce dish into a heartier weeknight meal. Serve with whole-grain crusty bread to sop up the flavorful broth.
By Adam Dolge

Steamed Mussels in Tomato Broth

Rating: 5 stars 3
With fresh mussels increasingly available at supermarket fish counters, you can easily make this bistro favorite at home.
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Brodetto di Pesce (Adriatic-Style Seafood Stew)

Rating: 5 stars 1
You will find versions of this hearty fish stew all along Italy's Adriatic coast. In Abruzzo, the stew is spiked with hot pepper and served with grilled or toasted bread to sop up the sauce. Be sure to find the freshest fish possible and serve with your favorite Italian wine.
By Domenica Marchetti

Moules Frites

Rating: 5 stars 1
This simple but elegant dish pairs flavorful steamed mussels with crispy oven fries. Uncork an American chardonnay to sip alongside.
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By Laura Kanya

Anchor Bay Mussels with Tomatoes & Feta

This simple and delicious mussels recipe is restaurant-worthy. Just make sure you clean your mussels well before cooking: Give them a rinse under cold running water and use a brush to remove any barnacles or grit from the shell. Discard mussels with broken shells or those whose shells remain open after you tap them lightly. Pull off any fibrous "beard" that may be pinched between the shells.
By The Squires

Slow-Cooker Spicy Mussels in Tomato-Fennel Ragu

Cooking mussels in a slow cooker? You bet! It's the right tool for building the rich and spicy broth in which these shellfish cook to perfection. Use the freshest mussels you can find, and have the fishmonger clean them for you.
By Cooking Light

Bouillabaisse

In this simplified version of bouillabaisse, prepared fish stock saves time without sacrificing flavor.
By Bill Millholland

Mussels with Andouille, Freekeh & Pistou

Rating: 3 stars 1
These steamed mussels are served with freekeh and andouille sausage for an impressive weeknight dinner.
By Evan Mallett
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