Brain Food Recipe: Steamed Mussels

Brain Food Recipe: Steamed Mussels

This simple dish can be prepared in minutes. Mussels boast one of the highest concentrations of B12 in nearly any food. Mussels are also a great source of trace nutrients like zinc, iodine, and selenium—all of which are needed for a smooth-running brain. This preparation works great with clams.

Serves 12 per person.  

Prep time: 10 minutes.  Cook time: 10 minutes.


12 mussels per person
2 cups white wine
1 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic
1 small onion, diced


Thoroughly rinse clams or mussels in cold water to remove any sand. Then rinse them once more for good measure, as there often seems to be a little sand leftover no matter how well you rinsed. Discard cracked or opened mussels. Remove the “beards” with your fingers. Place the mussels in a large pot. Cover with wine, water, butter, onion and seasonings or flavoring (see below) of your choice. Liquids in the pot should not completely cover clams or mussels, but rather come up to about the halfway mark. Cover the pot and cook over high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, or until all clams or mussels are open.  Discard any closed shells, as they may not be cooked well enough inside to eat them safely.

2 jalapeno peppers or other favorite chile peppers, finely diced (wear plastic gloves when handling)

1 handful parsley, finely diced
2 links, chorizo sausage, cut coarsely

2 tablespoons tarragon
3 Thai chile peppers, finely diced

As seen in The Happiness Diet

Posted on November 05 2011 in Brain Food, Recipes

1 Comment(s)

On December 17, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Sounds terrific,will make it
More fish recipes wold be nice.

On April 20, 2014 addicting games said...

Completely rinse out clams or even mussels within cool normal water to get rid of any kind of yellow sand. Then rinse out these people again once and for all calculate, because right now there generally is apparently just a little yellow sand left over no matter precisely how you rinsed. Toss broke or even exposed mussels. Get rid of the “beards” along with your arms.

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