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How to Cook Frozen Mussels

How to cook frozen mussels for a quick and easy dinner. Rich briny sauce is easy to make and pairs perfectly with pasta.


  • 4 oz spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock, or seafood stock
  • 2 lbs frozen mussels, thawed


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for about 10 minutes, or according to package directions.
  • In a large 12-inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add shallots and garlic slices and sauté for about 3 minutes.
  • Once shallots are soft and fragrant, stir in chicken stock. Reduce heat to medium.
  • Then add thawed mussels and gently cook them, covered, until mussels are opened up and heated through.
  • Discard any unopened mussels and serve over pasta.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 506kcal, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 67mg, Sodium: 7729mg, Potassium: 971mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 370IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 77mg, Iron: 10mg
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