Mussels with Parsley and Parmesan

Mussels with Parsley and Parmesan

4 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 10 min

260 calories per serving 


900 g mussels, rinsed   60 units
3 tbsp water   45 mL
3 tbsp olive oil   45 mL
4 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated   12 g
3 tbsp Parsley and Garlic Base (Recipe)   45 mL
1/2 tsp ground pepper   2 g

Before you start

The quantities given here are based on this recipe served as appetizer.


  1. Carefully rinse and brush the mussels to remove any sand. Drain. Discard any of the mussels that stay open, even after being tapped, because they are not alive and should not be eaten.
  2. Place the mussels with the water in a saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5-6 min, or until all of the mussels have opened.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together the olive oil, grated Parmesan cheese, Parsley and Garlic Base, and freshly ground pepper.
  4. Drain the mussels, discarding any that fail to open. Snap the top shell off of each, leaving the mussels attached to the bottom shell. Using a spoon, put a small amount of the parsley mixture on top of each mussel.
  5. Arrange the mussels on a baking sheet and cook them on a medium grill for about 3 min, until the mussels are sizzling hot. Alternatively, cook them in an oven under the broiler. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (90g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




18 g

28 %

Saturated 3 g
+ Trans 0 g

15 %


40 mg


300 mg

12 %


6 g

2 %


0 g

1 %


0 g


17 g

Vitamin A

10 %

Vitamin C

20 %


6 %


35 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 1 serving

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Free :
Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Omega-3, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C
Good source of :
Niacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Folacin, Iron, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, Vitamin K

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This recipe is in the following categories: Shellfish | First courses/Appetizers | Halal | High Iron | Source of Omega-3 | Barbecue/Broil/Grill | Buffet | Christmas | Cocktail Party | Italian

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