Karen's Smooth French Milk Mussels

40 mins (prep 20, cooking 20)
15 ingredients
6-10 servings
These mussels have the taste of anise from the tarragon,chervil and further complemented with Pernod Ricard. Yes! You can use Absinthe or any liquor that has an anise flavor like Ouzo or Sambuca. Milk in the title is not only because of the cream but when you add ice cold water to the Ricard ( a pastis) it turns to a milky color. This pastis my Husband fell in Love with when we visited Paris. Made as an appetizer serving 6-10 people, be sure to have lots of crisp French bread to dip into the sauce. If you prefer to serve as a meal pour over cooked pasta with a nice side of salad. Serve with a pastis, Ricard of course! Named after a very special goddess on zaar. ;)

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Serving Size (444.36 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 481.26 Calories from Fat 173.07
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19.23g 177.51%
Saturated Fat 5.7g 170.95%
Trans Fat 0.16g %
Cholesterol 120.24mg 240.48%
Sodium 1121.7mg 280.43%
Total Carbohydrate 21.21g 42.43%
Dietary Fiber 0.77 g 18.52%
Sugars 0.8 g %
Protein 47.58g 571.0%
Vitamin A 1176.48IU% Vitamin C 35.79mg%
Calcium 224.02mg% Iron 18.29mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, chopped fresh parsley, chopped fresh chervil, salt and pepper