Grilled Mussels with Spanish-Style Vinaigrette

Grilled and drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette, mussels make an out-of-the-ordinary entrée.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

24
large fresh mussels in shells (2 lb)
1/3
cup olive or vegetable oil
3
tablespoons red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1
tablespoon diced pimientos, drained
1
teaspoon capers, if desired
1/4
teaspoon salt
6
drops red pepper sauce
1
green onion, finely chopped

  • 1 Discard any broken-shell or open (dead) mussels that do not close when tapped. Scrub remaining mussels, removing any barnacles with a dull paring knife. Remove beards by tugging them away from shells.
  • 2 Place mussels in large container. Cover with cool water. Agitate water with hand, then drain and discard water. Repeat several times until water runs clear; drain.
  • 3 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In tightly covered container, shake remaining ingredients. Cover; refrigerate until serving.
  • 4 Place mussels on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until mussels open, removing mussels as they open. Discard any unopened mussels. Place mussels on serving platter; drizzle with oil mixture.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
340),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
37%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
680mg
680%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
110%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.