Grilled Mussels with Spanish-Style Vinaigrette

Grilled Mussels with Spanish-Style Vinaigrette

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

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

2

servings

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.
Makes 2 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 420
    • (Calories from Fat 340),
  • Total Fat 37g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 680mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 17g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.