Jane's Mussels (No Salt Added)

Jane's Mussels (No Salt Added)

There are many delicious ways to season foods without adding salt. This recipe, a family favorite, relies on garlic, onion and a sprinkling of hot pepper flakes.

2 pounds fresh live mussels
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste
1/4 cup dry white wine, broth or water
1/4 pound mustard greens, including tender stems, cut bite-sized

Rinse the mussels well under cold water and set aside to drain.

In a large pot with a tight-fitting lid, heat the olive oil briefly, add the onion, garlic and pepper flakes. Sauté for about two minutes until the vegetables soften.

Add the liquid, mussels and mustard greens, and toss well with the sautéed vegetables. Bring to a boil, cover the pot and steam over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until the mussels have opened.

Yield: Serves 2 to 4

From: Jane Brody at The NY Times: Sodium, Hiding in Plain Sight
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