Mussels Tony’s Style

With basil, tomato, white wine and red pepper.

If this was one serving, it’d be a main course, maybe. But six mussels seems like an appetizer, and a small one at that. I’d suggest omitting the olive oil and reducing the wine to about half a cup, which would bring this closer to 200 calories for six mussels. At about twelve grams of protein, that’s not a terrible appetizer if you’re looking to count calories.

From a box sold in Martinez, California.

Mussels Tony’s Style

2 t. olive oil
3/4 c. white wine
1 t. minced garlic
12 mussels, cleaned
1/4 c. finely chopped tomatoes
1 T. fresh basil
1/8 t. red pepper flakes

In skillet, heat oil (medium-high heat). Add white wine, garlic and mussels.

Cover and cook until mussels open, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomato, basil and red pepper flakes.

2 servings, 265 calories.

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