Cambodian Steamed Mussels

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 540
  • Calories from fat: 20%
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat: 4.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 73g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Sodium: 1151mg
  • Cholesterol: 37mg

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds mussels (beards pulled off), scrubbed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salad oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons minced fresh jalapeño chilies
  • 3 cups fat-skimmed chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 oz.) reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground dried turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (about 1/2 in.; fresh or canned)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt
  • 1 loaf (1 lb.) French bread, sliced

Preparation

  1. 1. Discard any gaping mussels that do not close when the shells are tapped.
  2. 2. In a 6- to 8-quart pan over high heat, stir oil and chilies until chilies are limp, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. 3. Add chicken broth, canned coconut milk, ground turmeric, and rice vinegar. Bring mixture to a boil.
  4. 4. Add mussels, cover, and cook until shells open, 6 to 10 minutes.
  5. 5. Ladle the mussels and broth into wide bowls.
  6. 6. Spoon pineapple chunks equally over mussels and sprinkle portions with cilantro. Season to taste with salt.
  7. 7. Serve mussels with bread to dip into the broth as you eat.
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