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Mussels In Ginger and Lemongrass Broth

 
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
This recipe is suitable for a paleo diet.paleo
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
This recipe is suitable for a pescetarian diet.pescetarian
 
One serving costs about $2.21

$2.21 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

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spoonacular Score:83%

Spoonacular Score: 83%

 

You can never have too many hor d'oeuvre recipes, so give Mussels In Ginger and Lemongrass Broth a try. This recipe serves 4 and costs $2.21 per serving. One serving contains 182 calories, 16g of protein, and 3g of fat. This recipe from Foodista has 1 fans. Head to the store and pick up wine, lemon rind, ginger, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the lemon rind you could follow this main course with the Lemon-Almond Cake with Lemon Curd Filling as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a caveman, gluten free, dairy free, and primal diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 84%. This score is tremendous. Try Lemongrass Ginger Chicken Broth, Spicy Mussels with Ginger and Lemongrass, and Ginger And Lemongrass Tea-steamed Mussels for similar recipes.

Shellfish on the menu? Try pairing with Chardonnay, Muscadet, and Riesling. Buttery chardonnay is great for scallops, shrimp, crab, and lobster, while muscadet is a classic pick for mussels, oysters, and clams. If you've got some spice in your shellfish, a semi-dry riesling can balance out the heat. The NV Mindbender Chardonnay with a 4.4 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 12 dollars per bottle.

NV Mindbender Chardonnay

Lightly Oaked, the Mindbender Chardonnay is a sophisticated style of Chardonnay, that is full of the best elements of this classic grape varietal. The aromatics are complex and welcoming with floral and citrus tones mixed with hints of honeysuckle and butterscotch. The good percentage of oak aging brings a lovely vanilla note. The Mindbender Chardonnay is here to make you see Chardonnay in a new and innovative way. The Mindbender Chardonnay is a sophisticated style of Chardonnay, that is full of the best elements of this classic grape varietal. Visually it is golden straw in color. The aromatics are complex and welcoming with floral and citrus tones mixed with hints of honeysuckle and butterscotch. The well-rounded flavors carry the butterscotch throughout lending a smooth, creamy aspect while the citrus flavors bring freshness and brightness to the body. The good percentage of oak aging brings a lovely vanilla note. The finish is rounded out with a depth of ripe fruit flavors such as apricots, melons and peaches with a spritz of lime.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup chicken stock
chicken stock
4
4  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps shredded ginger
shredded ginger
2 tsps
2 tsps shredded lemon rind
shredded lemon rind
2
2  lemongrass
lemongrass
1.02 lb
1.02 lb mussels
mussels
some
some scallions
scallions
1 cup
1 cup white wine
white wine
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup
chicken stock
4  garlic cloves
4
garlic cloves
2 Tbsps shredded ginger
2 Tbsps
shredded ginger
2 tsps shredded lemon rind
2 tsps
shredded lemon rind
2  lemongrass
2
lemongrass
1.02 lb mussels
1.02 lb
mussels
some scallions
some
scallions
1 cup white wine
1 cup
white wine

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
bowl
bowl
sauce pan
sauce pan
bowl
bowl


Instructions

  1. Place wine, stock, garlic, ginger, lemongrasss and lemon rind in a saucepan over high heat. Bring the broth to the boil then add the mussels and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the mussels have opened. Discard any mussels that don"t open.
  2. Serve mussels in deep bowls with the broth and some bread. Garnish with chopped scallions.
  3. This recipe yields 4 servings.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.21
Ingredient
1 cup chicken stock
4 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons shredded ginger
2 teaspoons shredded lemon rind
2 lemongrass
2 pounds mussels
some scallions
1 cup white wine
Price
$0.77
$0.27
$0.08
$0.33
$1.42
$2.57
$0.16
$3.25
$8.85

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you are cooking with wine, be aware that the amount of alcohol that evaporates could be much less than you think. In fact, researchers found that anywhere between 4 and 49 percent of the alcohol in a dish might remain depending on the cooking method, length of cooking, etc. If you're concerned about the amount of alcohol you're consuming, keep an eye on how much wine is going into your dish!

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have any wine in the house? Red wine vinegar and white wine vinegar can be used to deglaze pans. Chicken/beef broth or grape juice can also be used in place of wine in a pinch, especially if a recipe only calls for a small amount.

  • Rumor has it you can freeze whole lemons and grate them while still frozen whenever you want to pump up the lemon flavor in a dish. Next time you have some lemons not getting used, give it a try (and let us know how it goes).

  • When buying wine for cooking, it is certainly not a bad idea to buy a wine you would enjoy drinking (some wine for the dish, some wine for the chef?) But if your favorite wines cost a small fortune, save them for drinking and purchase a cheaper?though still good quality!?wine for cooking. Just don't buy "cooking wine" with added salt, food coloring, etc.

  • If you find that you're always missing lemon zest, purchase lemon extract and substitute a 1/2 teaspoon extract for every tablespoon zest.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
182 Calories
15g Protein
3g Total Fat
10g Carbs
50% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
182
9%

Fat
3g
5%

  Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%

Carbohydrates
10g
4%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
34mg
11%

Sodium
421mg
18%

Alcohol
6g
34%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
15g
31%

Vitamin B12
13µg
231%

Manganese
4mg
210%

Selenium
53µg
77%

Iron
5mg
29%

Phosphorus
265mg
27%

Vitamin B2
0.32mg
19%

Vitamin C
12mg
16%

Potassium
538mg
15%

Vitamin B3
2mg
15%

Vitamin B1
0.22mg
15%

Folate
58µg
15%

Zinc
2mg
14%

Magnesium
52mg
13%

Vitamin K
12µg
12%

Vitamin B6
0.17mg
9%

Copper
0.17mg
9%

Vitamin B5
0.64mg
6%

Calcium
50mg
5%

Vitamin A
247IU
5%

Vitamin E
0.7mg
5%

Fiber
0.4g
2%

covered percent of daily need

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