Smoky Portuguese-Style Mussels

Smoky Portuguese-Style Mussels Recipe
Photo: Colin Clark; Styling: Lindsey Lower


Paprika and turkey sausage infuse the broth and lend a smoky flavor to the mussels, which are a sustainable, affordable choice. A squeeze of lemon brightens the dish.


Serves 4 (serving size: about 10 mussels, 1/2 cup broth, and 1 lemon wedge)
Total time: 25 Minutes

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Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 284
Fat 6.6 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 20 g
Carbohydrate 33 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 36 mg
Iron 6 mg
Sodium 583 mg
Calcium 79 mg


2 teaspoons canola oil
2 ounces chopped turkey kielbasa
1 1/4 cups chopped onion
8 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 pound red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
1 3/4 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
1/2 cup white wine
40 mussels (about 1 1/2 pounds), scrubbed and debearded
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
4 lemon wedges


1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add sausage; cook 3 minutes, stirring to brown on all sides. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add paprika and potatoes; cook 1 minute. Add stock, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a simmer; cover and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add wine; simmer 5 minutes. Add mussels; cover and cook 5 minutes or until shells open. Discard unopened shells. Stir in lemon juice, pepper, and salt. Serve with lemon wedges.

Julianna Grimes,

Cooking Light

May 2014
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