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Mussels with Shallots, Bacon and Blue Cheese

Best served with crusty French bread along side so you can enjoy every last drop of this delicious broth. Using farm raised mussels are an ocean-friendly way to enjoy this dish.

Ready in: Level: Easy
Prep: Cook: Yields: 4 Servings

    Ingredients


  • 4 shallots (sliced)

  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

  • 8 slices of good quality smoked bacon cut into 1/4 inch pieces cooked to crisp and drained

  • 2 t olive oil

  • 1/4 t black pepper

  • 2 T unsalted butter
  • 1/3 c dry white wine

  • 1/2 c Stonyfield Organic Greek Plain Nonfat Yogurt

  • 1/2 c blue cheese

  • 2 lb mussels (scrubbed and beards removed)
Nutrition

Serving Size: 226, Calories: 440, Calories from Fat: 180, Total Fat: 20g, Total Fat Percent: 31%, Saturated Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat Percent: 40%, Cholesterol: 115mg, Cholesterol Percent: 38%, Sodium: 830mg, Sodium Percent: 35%, Total Carbohydrate: 15g, Total Carbohydrate Percent: 5%, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 45g, Vitamin A: 15%, Vitamin C: 35%, Calcium: 15%, Iron: 60%

Preparation

Step 1

In the bottom of a 5 quart pot slowly heat oil, butter, shallots and garlic.

Step 2

When shallots and garlic are clear, add mussels, white wine, yogurt, blue cheese, bacon and pepper.

Step 3

Cover.

Step 4

Increase heat to medium high.

Step 5

When mussels open remove from heat.

Step 6

Discard any mussels that do not open.

Step 7

Stir and serve.