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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 321.6
  • Total Fat: 15.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.4 mg
  • Sodium: 558.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 23.3 g

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Mussels in a white wine reduction with pesto sauce

Submitted by: DUSTEDTWIN
Mussels in a white wine reduction with pesto sauce

Introduction

EASY to make and FABULOUS! Chardonnay recommended as cooking wine, but can also use Savignon Blanc - make sure it's DRY. Note that nutritional information is if you drink the sauce, too, so likely lower in most nutrients noted. EASY to make and FABULOUS! Chardonnay recommended as cooking wine, but can also use Savignon Blanc - make sure it's DRY. Note that nutritional information is if you drink the sauce, too, so likely lower in most nutrients noted.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 lbs mussels (net 12 oz meat) - scrubbed
    1 cup dry white wine
    1 small jar pesto (3.5-4oz)

Directions

If the mussels are not scrubbed by the store (you can ask the seafood counter if they are scrubbed - Whole Foods typically scrubs theirs), you will need to scrub them to reduce the amount of sand that is cooked into the meat. Trust me that you WANT to do this :)
Bring white wine to a boil on the stove, lower heat, add mussels, and cover. Steam for 3-4 minutes until the mussels open. Once open, remove from heat and mix pesto sauce into cooking liquid (will need to either pour cooking liquid into separate bowl or remove mussels to do so!). Re-combine with mussels and serve.

Makes 4 servings (0.5lb with shells, 3oz without)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DUSTEDTWIN.






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  • I used this recipe twice. Last night I substituted bottled clam juice for chicken stock. I made spaghetti with white wine clam sauce.
    I will use fresh clams next time. - 3/20/13

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  • This was very good. We used clams as we did not have access to mussels. Very easy. - 6/1/11

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