A mussel options that keeps the salt relatively low

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.

My mussel treat.
My mussel treat.

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.

Mussels and fruit
Mussels and fruit

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.

John

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