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Mussels in White Sauce

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Fresh mussels are steamed with garlic, onion, and lime, and served with a savory white sauce.
Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

4 pounds mussels
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lime, washed and quartered
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1 cup LACTAID® Reduced Fat Milk, divided
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Preparation

  1. Rinse mussels and remove any beards* that may be present. Discard any mussels that are open. Set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add sliced onions and garlic. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is transparent. Add quartered lime and mussels. Cover pot and steam 4 to 5 minutes or until mussels have opened. Discard any mussels that have not opened**. Drain mussels, reserving the liquid released during cooking. Place cooked mussels into a serving dish and cover to keep warm.
  3. Cook 1 tablespoon of oil and the flour in a small pan over low heat until the flour starts to brown, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Mix egg yolk with 1/4 cup LACTAID® Milk in small bowl. Set aside.
  5. Add remaining LACTAID® Milk to flour mixture and stir constantly with a wire whisk. Add reserved liquid from the cooked mussels and the egg yolk and LACTAID® Milk mixture. Heat mixture over medium heat stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken. Add parsley and season to taste.
  6. Pour sauce over mussels. Serve immediately.

Notes

*Beards are fibrous strands mussels use to attach themselves to rocks etc…

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: about 8 ounces of mussels with 3 tablespoons sauce

Amount Per Serving

Calories 282
Total Fat 12.11g
Calories from Fat 106.72kcal
Saturated Fat 2.50g
Cholestrol 118.45mg
Sodium 667.37mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.48g
Dietary Fiber 0.77g
Sugars 2.66g
Protein 28.98g
Calcium 109.28mg
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