Simply mussels for a simply wonderful meal.

Susan
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with mussels. Sprinkle chopped onions and garlic over the shellfish. Do not add water, as mussels produce all the water needed for steaming! Cook over high heat until most or all of the mussels open. Discard any that do not open.

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Nutrition Facts

166.9 calories; 27.4 g protein; 7.7 g carbohydrates; 71.2 mg cholesterol; 393 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2008
Simmered onion in a small amount of butter until translucent. Added garlic and a little apple juice for sweetness just before adding mussels. Yum. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/23/2005
I was excited to make the mussels but they turned out as a big disapointment. The mussels turned out flavorless and just really bland. It was truly missing other ingredients. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2008
Simmered onion in a small amount of butter until translucent. Added garlic and a little apple juice for sweetness just before adding mussels. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2008
Simmered onion in a small amount of butter until translucent. Added garlic and a little apple juice for sweetness just before adding mussels. Yum. Read More
(51)
Rating: 2 stars
09/22/2005
I was excited to make the mussels but they turned out as a big disapointment. The mussels turned out flavorless and just really bland. It was truly missing other ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2008
This is a great base recipe for steaming mussels. I used mine in a salad and seasoned the greens with lemon sea salt pepper and fresh parsley. I think the mussels could be bland on their own but nice to add to another dish. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2008
Very good basic reciept Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2004
This was easy and delicious. It was just hard to keep warm while waiting for the rest of dinner to finish but still good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2010
Couldn't be easier or more delicious. I'll be using this recipe again and again. It was fun to listen to the mussels popping open in the pan. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2013
This was a great basic recipe! Although I adjusted the garlic:mussel ratio. I had 2 pounds of mussels and used 4-5 cloves (garlic lover here) of garlic and a chopped medium white onion. I also added 1 Tbls of butter and juice of 1/2 a lemon. It came out EXCELLENT. Thank You! PS: Allrecipes.com wouldnt allow me to upload a picture due tothe requirements! Oh well steamed mussels what more can u show:P Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/19/2011
if you add a cup of single cream just before serving this inproves this dish and gives it more flavour Read More
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