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Steamed mussels

🍳 15 min

🔥 305 cal

✍️ by Taisiia Dobrozorova

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Steamed mussels

25 g

Proteins

9 g

Carbs

5 g

Fats

Servings

Whether an amateur or a chef guru, the steamed mussels recipe will make you love this healthy dish forever. We bet you'll cook it all the time for special occasions. Why so? 

Mussels are an excellent source of protein. The seafood contains all the essential amino acids. Mussels' protein content is superior to fish with fins. It is easy to digest, so the body gets the full benefit. Also, protein plays a role in building muscle, boosting the immune system, strengthening bones, and healing injuries. 

Moreover, if you are trying to get rid of extra pounds, mussels give you a lot of nutrition without a high-calorie intake—we advise preparing the mussels in a way that does not add calories. What are they? Let's start cooking, and you'll find out these incredible healthy secrets!

Essential ingredients

  • Mussels

    200 g (3 cup)

  • Parsley

    9 g (1 tsp)

  • Chicken broth

    125 g (½ cup)

  • Lemon juice

    5 g (1 tsp)

  • Garlic

    3 g (1 tsp)

  • Olive oil

    5 g (1 tsp)

Ingredients to taste

Lemon

How to make

Please follow the next steps:

  1. 1

    Rinse and scrub the mussels properly under cold running water.

  2. 2

    Heat oil in a stockpot on medium heat.

  3. 3

    Saute minced garlic and mussels, giving them a toss.

  4. 4

    Add lemon juice and chicken broth—season with pepper and salt to your taste.

  5. 5

    Cover the pot with a lid, continue steaming over medium-high for 6 minutes.

  6. 6

    Toss in the parsley and butter, and steam for another minute to soften. Serve with a garlic clove and slice of lemon.

Weight Loss Tips

  • To reduce the loss of vitamins during steaming, conduct heat treatment in a pan covered with a lid.

  • Cook mussels in water to ensure that you don't add calories to your dish by using milk or broth.

  • Opt for spices instead of sugar, butter, and salt to improve the taste of your food.

Additional Information

  • Cooking Method

    Steaming

  • Recipe category

    Lunch, Dinner, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Recipe cuisine

    American

  • Tools

    Knife, Cutting board, Stockpot

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