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Steamed Mediterranean PEI Mussels *

Fresh mussels in a white wine sauce is the perfect light Summer meal! Garnish with lemon juice for a delicious seafood dish.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy seafood recipe, mussels recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 251 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 3 pounds PEI mussels rinsed
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley and lemon wedges for garnish


  1. Clean the mussels.
  2. In a large pot or saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and red pepper flakes and cook for 3-4 minutes, until onions have softened. Add the garlic and stir for 1-2 minutes, until aromatic. Add the diced tomatoes and olives and bring to a simmer and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the mussels to the pot and cover. Turn the heat to high and steam until all the mussels open, about 5-7 minutes, stirring once about halfway through. Feel free to steam for another minute if you see any unopened shells. Remove from heat and discard any shells that did not open after 8 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with parsley before ladling mussels and broth into bowls. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and crusty bread or your favorite pasta, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Steamed Mediterranean PEI Mussels *
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 842mg35%
Potassium 820mg23%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 465IU9%
Vitamin C 22.2mg27%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 9.2mg51%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.