45 min 8
Steamed Mussels With Garlic and Thyme
While freshly steamed mussels are higher in carbohydrate than many other shell sh, nothing beats the taste. Paired with fresh thyme and a heaping serving of garlic, these flavorful morsels are perfect for an appetizer or a main course. Serve with toasted Coconut Almond Flour Bread or a crunchy vegetable medley, like celery and bell peppers.
4 pounds live mussels, cleaned, scrubbed, and debearded
1⁄2 cup butter
3 tablespoons olive oil 1⁄2 cup diced onion
4 garlic cloves, minced 1⁄2 cup diced tomato
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1⁄2 cup white wine
1 cup chicken or seafood broth
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Directions Preparing:25 minCooking:20 min
Step 1Place the cleaned mussels in a large bowl. Cover with cool water. Set aside.
Step 2In a large, heavy pot over medium heat, heat the butter and olive oil for about 1 minute. Add the onions. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more.
Step 3Add the tomato, thyme, white wine, broth, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a boil.
Step 4Add the mussels and cover the pot. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, shaking the pot at various intervals to allow the mussels to cook evenly.
Step 5Pour the steaming mussels into a bowl. Discard any that are unopened. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts (per serving of 3:1)