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Spicy Mussels

Seafood lovers rejoice! These heart-healthy and spicy mussels are a perfect choice as an appetizer or for any gathering! 

Prep time: 10 minutes
Serves: 8


  • 1⁄2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1⁄2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp crushed dried chilies
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • 5 dozen mussels
  • 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 spring onions, julienned
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Mix together broth, bay leaves, lemon zest, lemon juice, chilies, and garlic in a small bowl.
  2. Wash the mussels and remove beards.
  3. Gently heat the seasoned broth in a heavy bottomed saucepan.
  4. Increase heat to high and add mussels and wine. Cover and cook until mussels open, about 7 minutes.
  5. Discard any mussels that do not open during cooking. Divide mussels and broth among 4 bowls and garnish with spring onion and parsley.

Approximate nutritional information per serving: Protein 5g Total Fat 3g Carbohydrates 25g Calories 142 Sodium 280mg Cholesterol 5mg