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Like mussels? You have to try this recipe. Tender and tasty mussels in a spicy tomato broth will rock your tastebuds! This recipe comes together really quick too! Dip in a nice crusty bread and you will be soaking up every drop! The secret ingredient: spicy RO*TEL tomatoes and chiles to kick it up a notch! | ethnicspoon.com
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Mussels in Spicy Tomato Broth

A delicious bowl of mussels cooked in a spicy tomatoey broth hits the spot. Don't forget the crusty bread to mop up all the juicy goodness.
Course Main dish
Cuisine American
Keyword spicy broth, steamed mussels, tomato both
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 5
Calories 197 kcal



  1. Clean mussels by scrubbing them with a small brush under running water. If you come across any mussels that are opened, tap it a couple times and if it still does not close, discard it. Remove any thin stands or "beards" as they are called from the mussels also. Farm raised mussels are thankfully very clean.
  2. In a braising pan over medium heat warm up the oil and butter, and saute garlic until translucent.
  3. Next add the chicken broth, and the blended RO*TEL, and allow the mixture to come to a boil.
  4. Squeeze in the lemon, and then quickly add the mussels. Cover the pan and allow the mussels to cook for about 5 minutes. Check to see that they have opened. By now they should all be opened, if not give it an extra 2-3 minutes covered.
  5. Add the fresh thyme.
  6. Serve with plenty of crusty bread.
Nutrition Facts
Mussels in Spicy Tomato Broth
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 438mg19%
Potassium 350mg10%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 15.5mg19%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.