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Low-Cholesterol Easy Coastal Mussels and Fish Paella (Shellfish Recipes)



Servings: 4


12 fresh mussels

Olive oil-flavored vegetable cooking spray

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped leeks

2/3 cup chopped celery

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon threads of saffron

2 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped tomato

1/2 cup dry white wine

1/2 cup canned low-sodium chicken broth, undiluted

2 (4-ouuce) red snapper fillets, skinned and cut into bite-size pieces

1 (4-ounce) monkfish fillet, cut into bite-size pieces

2 cups cooked long-grain rice (cooked without salt or fat)

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley


Nutrition Facts



2 Lean Meat

2 Starch

2 Vegetable


Calories 283

Fat 4.7g

Cholesterol 32mg

Sodium 128mg

Carbohydrate 38.2g

Fiber 3.1g

Protein 21.8g

Cooking Methods

  1. Scrub mussels with a brush, removing beards. Discard opened, cracked, or heavy mussels (they're filled with sand).

  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add olive oil. Place over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and next 4 ingredients; saute 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  3. Add tomato, wine, and chicken broth; cook, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Add fish and mussels to tomato mixture; cover and cook 5 minutes or until mussels are open and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

  5. Place 1/2 cup rice in each individual serving bowl. Spoon 1 cup fish mixture over each serving. Sprinkle with parsley.

Fun Facts / Cooking Tips

Do you know what is Paella? It is a famous Spanish rice dish. This delicious seafood paella recipe is especially formulated for a healthy diabetic diet. It is one of the best shellfish recipes. It is a must try!



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