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Asian-Style Steamed Mussels

with Ginger, Star Anise and Vegetables
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Asian-Style Steamed Mussels

Asian-Style Steamed Mussels - An elegant and simple way to serve mussels

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
50 min.
Preparation
Calories:
160
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Mussels are rich in protein, and one portion of this dish covers almost half of the daily requirement of iron, zinc and iodine. 

The mussels serve as a light main course for 2 people or as a small starter for four. 

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie160 kcal(8 %)
Protein11 g(11 %)
Fat7 g(6 %)
Carbohydrates11 g(7 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage5 g(17 %)
Vitamin A1.5 mg(188 %)
Vitamin D7 μg(35 %)
Vitamin E2.5 mg(21 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin3.8 mg(32 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate43 μg(14 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin6.5 μg(14 %)
Vitamin B₁₂6.1 μg(203 %)
Vitamin C15 mg(16 %)
Potassium516 mg(13 %)
Calcium111 mg(11 %)
Magnesium57 mg(19 %)
Iron6.9 mg(46 %)
Iodine94 μg(47 %)
Zinc3.2 mg(40 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.8 g
Uric acid139 mg
Cholesterol116 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
26 ounces
1
large Shallot
1
1 ounce
fresh ginger
2 stalks
2
1 thin sprig
1 tablespoon
1
14 ounces
1
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ginger
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Lid, 1 Tablespoon

Preparation steps

1.
Asian-Style Steamed Mussels preparation step 1

Rinse mussels in cold water to remove grit. Sort and discard any that have already opened.

2.
Asian-Style Steamed Mussels preparation step 2

Peel and finely chop shallot and garlic. Peel ginger and cut into thin strips.

3.
Asian-Style Steamed Mussels preparation step 3

Halve lemongrass and smash root end with a heavy knife.

4.
Asian-Style Steamed Mussels preparation step 4

Peel carrots. Rinse leek to remove grit and cut off dark green parts. Cut carrots and the white and light green parts of leek into thin strips.

5.
Asian-Style Steamed Mussels preparation step 5

Heat oil in a pot over medium heat and sauté shallot, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, and star anise.

6.
Asian-Style Steamed Mussels preparation step 6

Add mussels and broth. Cover and cook until all the mussels open, 5-10 minutes. Remove mussels from the pot and discard any that are still closed. 

7.
Asian-Style Steamed Mussels preparation step 7

Add vegetables to pot and cook until softened, about 8 minutes.

8.
Asian-Style Steamed Mussels preparation step 8

Return mussels to pot and heat until mussels are just warmed through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with basil and lime wedges.