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Mussels in White Wine Sauce

By Jason Fung, MD

Mussels in White Wine Sauce

Mussels are so easy to cook and once they’ve been properly cleaned, you can have something delicious on the table within 15 minutes. Recipe from Paleo Leap
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinners + Mains, Light Meal
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 276 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb mussels fresh, cleaned
  • 3 tbsp cooking fat
  • 1/4 cup shallots or onions, minced
  • 1 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 4 sprigs parsley
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup parsley fresh, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Prior to do any of the cooking for this recipe, make sure that you’ve followed the above instructions on how to clean the mussels and discard the dead ones.
  • In a very large skillet over a medium-high heat, melt the cooking fat and sauté the shallots or onions until translucent and tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the wine, parsley sprigs, thyme and bay leaf. Turn up the heat and allow the mixture to come to a boil. Reduce the heat and continue to simmer, allowing the wine to reduce. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the mussels and cover the skillet completely. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, being sure to toss the covered skillet a few times.
  • After about 4 minutes, all the shells should have opened. Any shells that have not opened at this time are no good and must be discarded. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Remove the bay leaf.
  • Serve drenched in the white wine sauce and sprinkle with lemon zest and chopped parsley.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Mussels in White Wine Sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
276
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Cholesterol
 
42
mg
14
%
Sodium
 
355
mg
15
%
Potassium
 
531
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
12
g
4
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
15
g
30
%
Vitamin A
 
621
IU
12
%
Vitamin C
 
32
mg
39
%
Calcium
 
58
mg
6
%
Iron
 
6
mg
33
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Dinners + Mains, Italian, Light Meal, Mediterranean
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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