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Stuffed Mussels in Tomato Sauce

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The Fit Mediterranean

Daniela grew up in Italy, learning her passion for cooking and culinary secrets from her grandmother. Today she teaches and blogs in Shanghai.
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These mussels are stuffed with a simple filling and cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce made with fresh tomatoes. A tasty way to serve mussels, which also makes a great sauce to dress some pasta!
40MIN
Total Time

The Fit Mediterranean

Daniela grew up in Italy, learning her passion for cooking and culinary secrets from her grandmother. Today she teaches and blogs in Shanghai.
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Ingredients

US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4
2.2 lb
Fresh Mussels
with shells
14 oz
Cubed  Tomatoes
3 Tbsp
Grated  Pecorino Romano Cheese
up to 4 Tbsp
as needed
Breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp
Chopped  Fresh Parsley
1
Small  Onion , chopped
2 cloves
Garlic , minced
to taste
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
to taste

Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
381
FAT
14.6 g
PROTEIN
42.2 g
CARBS
18.5 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Wash and clean the Fresh Mussels (1 kilogram). Remove any dirt which has crusted on the shell, then place them in a large pot and cook on medium heat covered with a lid until they open up.
Step 2
As soon as they open, turn off the heat, transfer the mussels with their shells into a plate and filter the water into a glass. Set aside.
Step 3
For the filling, in a large bowl place Egg (6), half of the filtered water, 1 clove of mincedGarlic (1 clove), Fresh Parsley (1 tablespoon), Ground Black Pepper (to taste), Pecorino Romano Cheese (3 tablespoon), and Breadcrumbs (as needed). Mix all the ingredients together adding more breadcrumbs to get a wet but dense paste. If needed add some Salt (to taste). Set the mixture aside and wait for 10 minutes.
Step 4
Use the mixture as filling to stuff the shells of the mussels. Be generous!
Step 5
In a large saucepan heat Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (to taste) with the Onion (1), and 1 clove of minced Garlic (1 clove).
Step 6
When golden brown in color add Tomato (400 gram). Add the remaining filtered water, some Ground Black Pepper (to taste) and let the sauce simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Add more water if needed.
Step 7
Add in the mussels and keep cooking for 10 more minutes with the lid covering the pan but leaving a little side open to release any extra steam.
Step 8
Turn off the heat and add some Fresh Parsley (1 tablespoon). Serve them up with some toasted garlic bread! They make a great starter! Or you could use the sauce to dress some paste! It will be So flavorful you will love it.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
381
% Daily Value*
Fat
14.6 g
19%
Saturated Fat
4.4 g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
347.4 mg
116%
Carbohydrates
18.5 g
7%
Fiber
1.4 g
5%
Sugars
4.4 g
--
Protein
42.2 g
84%
Sodium
903.5 mg
39%
Vitamin D
1.5 µg
8%
Calcium
194.2 mg
15%
Iron
12.1 mg
67%
Potassium
1195.1 mg
25%