Time: 10 minutes
Mussels are a good source of omega-3s and iron.
2 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 ½ cups dark beer (such as brown ale or porter)
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 pounds mussels, scrubbed
In a pot over medium heat, heat butter and cook garlic, stirring for 1 minute. Add beer, stir in cayenne, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add mussels, cover and steam 4 to 5 minutes. Discard any unopened mussels. Serve with broth ladled over mussels.
Nutrition Per Serving
1g saturated fat
Recipe by Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., and Jeannette Bessinger, C.H.H.C., The 150 Healthiest Recipes on Earth (Fair Winds, 2010)
From our sister publication, Remedy’s Healthy Living, Summer 2011