This recipe makes for an easy, inexpensive dish you can bring to impress all your friends at your next potluck.
Mussels are a great choice for those who don’t like seafood. They’re meaty and chewy and they don’t really have that “fishy” flavor that turns so many people off. Cover them in homemade salsa and the only thing that let’s you know you’re eating fish is the shell.
Why Eat Seafood
Seafood is not only an excellent source of protein, it’s one of the best sources of omega-3 fats, a type of polyunsaturated fat with anti-inflammatory properties. A healthy diet rich in omega-3 fats is necessary for maintaining brain and heart health. By reducing inflammation, it’s effective in preventing all sorts of chronic health disorders, from arthritis to cancer.
Seafood is also an excellent source of iodine, selenium, and various B vitamins, most of which we don’t get enough of elsewhere in our diet.
I prepared this Stuffed Mussels dish to bring to a Paleo potluck dinner with friends on New Year’s Eve. We had enough leftovers to bring home and enjoy for several days afterward.
Appetizer or Main Course?
Typically, when preparing mussels as an appetizer, you would want to serve 10-12 mussels (~1/2lb) per person and when serving as a main course you would want to serve 20-25 mussels (~1lb) per person.