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Steamed Mussels in Garlic and Shallots

Steamed Mussels in Garlic and Shallots

Cooking Light JANUARY 1999

  • Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 6 mussels and 1/3 cup sauce)


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup minced shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup Riesling or other slightly sweet white wine
  • 12 mussels (about 8 ounces), scrubbed and debearded
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme


Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic; sauté 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add wine, and bring to a simmer. Add mussels; cover and cook 6 minutes or until shells open. Discard any unopened shells. Divide evenly between 2 shallow dishes, and sprinkle with thyme.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 132
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 12.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 10.7g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 27mg
  • Iron: 4.2mg
  • Sodium: 189mg
  • Calcium: 43mg

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