Mussel Soup Recipe

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Mussel Soup
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  1. Put the mussels, wine and shallots in a saucepan and turn the heat to high. Cover and cook, shaking occasionally, just until the mussels open, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the mussels with a slotted spoon and strain the broth; set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the leeks and cook until fragrant and softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the garlic and crumble the saffron into the saucepan. Pour in the reserved mussel broth, cayenne and enough water to make 5 cups of soup.
  5. Add the cream, if you are using it. Bring to just a boil, then turn off the heat and season with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  6. Arrange mussels in soup bowls and pour the hot broth over them.
  7. Garnish with basil and chervil if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 684.84 Kcal (2867 kJ)
Calories from fat 209.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.28g 36%
Cholesterol 170.43mg 57%
Sodium 1325.68mg 55%
Potassium 1825.52mg 39%
Total Carbs 38.56g 13%
Sugars 7.5g 30%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Protein 57.48g 115%
Vitamin C 48.3mg 80%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 19.6mg 109%
Calcium 190.6mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 97.61 Kcal (409 kJ)
Calories from fat 29.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.32g 36%
Cholesterol 24.29mg 57%
Sodium 188.94mg 55%
Potassium 260.18mg 39%
Total Carbs 5.5g 13%
Sugars 1.07g 30%
Dietary Fiber 0.37g 10%
Protein 8.19g 115%
Vitamin C 6.9mg 80%
Iron 2.8mg 109%
Calcium 27.2mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.1
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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