Mussels Italiano Recipe

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  1. When you bring your mussels home from the market, discard any that are chipped, broken or otherwise damaged; discard any mussel that is open.
  2. If you are not using right away, cover with damp paper towels in a container that can be tightly closed and store in the refrigerator.
  3. Just before cooking, wash the mussels in several changes of cold water.
  4. Using a small knife or a dry towel, remove the beards by pulling out towards the hinged side of the mussel.
  5. To remove any remaining sand, soak mussels for about 30 minutes in cold water containing a handful of salt and a handful of flour.
  6. Take each mussel from the bowl and using a firm brush, remove any barnacles before placing into another bowl of clear water.
  7. Melt butter in a medium sized pot; saute onions til clear.
  8. Add garlic& stir for another minute.
  9. Add tomato, oregano, salt& pepper and cook until tomato is soft.
  10. Add wine& bring to a slow boil.
  11. Dry the mussels with a clean towel, place into pot, cover & steam for 4 minutes; remove the lid & stir the mussels.
  12. At this point, most of the mussels should be open; replace the lid and steam for another 2 - 4 minutes.
  13. Discard any that don't open.
  14. Divide into serving bowls& cover with broth.
  15. If you increase the serving size for this recipe, don't add too many mussels to the pot at once or stack them on top of each other as it will make it difficult for the mussels to open due to the weight.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 383.41 Kcal (1605 kJ)
Calories from fat 154.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.19g 26%
Cholesterol 109.89mg 37%
Sodium 816.52mg 34%
Potassium 1057.64mg 23%
Total Carbs 15.3g 5%
Sugars 1.98g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.69g 3%
Protein 34.79g 70%
Vitamin C 30mg 50%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 11.4mg 63%
Calcium 90.7mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 100.47 Kcal (421 kJ)
Calories from fat 40.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 26%
Cholesterol 28.79mg 37%
Sodium 213.95mg 34%
Potassium 277.13mg 23%
Total Carbs 4.01g 5%
Sugars 0.52g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.18g 3%
Protein 9.11g 70%
Vitamin C 7.9mg 50%
Iron 3mg 63%
Calcium 23.8mg 9%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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