Mussels were once one of my favorite seafood restaurant choices, but these days I rarely order them because they’re made in sauces that include lots of salt and/or butter. Mussels are naturally salty, so adding salt makes no sense on my low-salt diet.
Trying to buy them prepared in the frozen case of a supermarket presented the same problems, until I found this variety.
As you can see on the nutritional panel, there’s about 520 mgs of salt in a package of these, which is about a third of my daily requirement.
So if I don’t add anything else with salt these should be an ok entrée. I heated them in my microwave since they come precooked and found most of them tasty.
Three didn’t open and so I discarded them even though the instructions say to pry them open. I grew up being told never to open a mussel that didn’t openly on its own when cooking.
Because a pound of these is not very feeling, I paired the mussels with a big bowl of fruit salad.
I’d call this a nice light meal when you’re in the mood for a different sort of seafood treat than fish.