Steamed Mussels (( With Garlic and Thyme ))

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While freshly steamed mussels are higher in carbohydrate than many other shell sh, nothing beats the taste. Paired with fresh thyme and a heaping serving of garlic, these flavorful morsels are perfect for an appetizer or a main course.


  • 4 pounds live mussels, cleaned, scrubbed, and debearded
  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 1⁄2 cup diced onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced 1⁄2 cup diced tomato
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1⁄2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken or seafood broth
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparing:25 min Cooking:20 min


  1. Place the cleaned mussels in a large bowl. Cover with cool water. Set aside.
  2. In a large, heavy pot over medium heat, heat the butter and olive oil for about 1 minute. Add the onions.
  3. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more.
  4. Add the tomato, thyme, white wine, broth, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  5. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Add the mussels and cover the pot.
  7. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, shaking the pot at various intervals to allow the mussels to cook evenly.
  8. Pour the steaming mussels into a bowl. Discard any that are unopened.
  9. Serve immediately.

Serve with toasted Coconut Almond Flour Bread or a crunchy vegetable medley, like celery and bell peppers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving of 3:1)

Calories 374
Total Fat 22.5g
Protein 28.4g
Total Carbohydrate 11.5g
Dietary Fiber 0.4g

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