Steamed Mussels with Fresh Herbs

By sexyswamprat

Ingredients
  • RECIPE INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots

  • 1/3 cup julienned fresh basil

  • 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 1/2 cups vinaigrette

  • 4 lb fresh mussels, well scrubbed, debearded

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/2 cup roasted, peeled and sliced red bell peppers

  • Other necessary items,

  • Your favorite vinaigrette .

Directions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the shallots, basil, tarragon, chives, parsley and vinaigrette. Stir to mix and set aside.

  2. Discard any mussels that do not close to the touch. In a large saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the mussels, cover and steam over high heat, stirring once or twice, until the shells open, 3-5 minutes.

  3. Drain the mussels and discard any that have not opened. Place them in a large serving bowl or divide equally among smaller individual bowls. Scatter the peppers evenly over the top(s).

  4. Pour the vinaigrette-herb mixture directly over the mussels and peppers. Serve immediately or let cool and serve at room temperature.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
1
per Serving
Yield
Serves 4-6
Calories
564
Fat. Total
35g
Fiber
2g
Carbohydrates
Total
23g
Sodium
1332mg
% Cal. from Fat
56%
Cholesterol
85mg
Protein
38g

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