An easy mussels recipe! Steamed with citrus, garlic, butter, OMG yum!
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Mussels Recipe: Mediterranean Style

If I see mussels on a menu, you better BET you’ll hear me order them…

An easy mussels recipe! Steamed with citrus, garlic, butter, OMG yum!

There’s just something about that “fancy,” little dish, that makes my heart go pitter-pat.

But in my ignorance, I thought they were probably super hard to make at home.  I.Was.Crazy.

These are quite possibly one of the easiest things I could make, to really WOW my guests, hubby, or heck… myself. 😉

Mussels Recipe: Mediterranean Style

Full recipe below…

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An easy mussels recipe! Steamed with citrus, garlic, butter, OMG yum!

An easy mussels recipe! Steamed with citrus, garlic, butter, OMG yum!

An easy mussels recipe! Steamed with citrus, garlic, butter, OMG yum!

An easy mussels recipe! Steamed with citrus, garlic, butter, OMG yum!

An easy mussels recipe! Steamed with citrus, garlic, butter, OMG yum!
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Mussels Recipe: Mediterranean Style

Put together this fancy seafood dish in less than 30 minutes. Fresh mussels makes a delicious and healthy dinner recipe.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword easy seafood recipes, healthy seafood recipe, mussels recipe
Servings 2 servings
Calories 459 kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds mussels
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • 2 mandarin oranges peeled & seeds removed
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt preferably sea salt if you have it
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup pimentos chopped
  • 4 basil leaves chopped
  • sprig of parsley chopped

Instructions

  1. Open the bag of mussels, look them over. Discard any that have opened, & scrub off any excess sand, then place in a bowl of cold water
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add the garlic
  3. Once the butter is melted, add the white wine, vinegar, bouillon cube, sugar. Stir until dissolved
  4. Add the remaining ingredients (except mussels) and bring to a boil, reduce and simmer for 5 minutes
  5. Add the mussels, increase to medium heat, cover and steam for about 5 minutes or until shells open
  6. Ladle into a bowl and top with broth
  7. Serve!
Nutrition Facts
Mussels Recipe: Mediterranean Style
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/2 recipe))
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 2416mg 101%
Potassium 1052mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 20g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 44.2%
Vitamin C 102.9%
Calcium 11.3%
Iron 56.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I would LOVE to hear if you tried these.  They are perfect for a cocktail party, dinner with friends, or perhaps a romantic date night at home.  Wine… Candles… Romance…

An easy mussels recipe! Steamed with citrus, garlic, butter, OMG yum!

2 thoughts on “Mussels Recipe: Mediterranean Style

  1. Hanh Phi says:

    What kind of white wine would be best?

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi there! I’d use a wine like Pinot Grigio or something similar! A dryer white wine would be best!

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