Tuscan Mussels and Shrimp. Girl and the Kitchen-

Tuscan Mussels and Shrimp

 An elegant dinner that is made in less than 10 minutes has never tasted this good! An incredibly simple steamed mussels and shrimp recipe full of garlic, saffron and white wine.

Course Appetizer or Side, Fish and Seafood
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 374 kcal


  • 1 Pound of Mussels Washed and Sorted
  • 6 Large Shrimp; Shells and Veins Removed
  • 4 Large Garlic Cloves; Minced
  • 1 Shallot Diced Finely
  • Juice of Half a Lemon
  • 3 Scallions Sliced on the Bias
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Parsley
  • 1 Cup of Wine
  • 1/2 Cup Grape or Cherry Tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • A few petals of saffron steaped in about a 1/4 cup of hot water this is your saffron broth
  • 2 Pieces crostini
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  1. In a wide and deep pot add olive oil and shrimp and allow to sautee for 2 minutes.

  2. Add shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes. Allow to sweat for a couple of minutes until fragrant and transparent, but not brown.

  3. Add in mussels, saffron broth, white wine, tomatoes, lemon juice and scallions; toss everything to combine. Cover with tight fitting lid and allow to cook for 4 minutes untouched.
  4. Remove lid and move everything around, if all the mussels are opened, poor into a deep bowl, sprinkle with parsley and serve with toasted bread! ***If there are some mussels that have not opened discard of them.***
  5. Dip, slurp and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Tuscan Mussels and Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 494mg 21%
Potassium 674mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 17.7%
Vitamin C 36.4%
Calcium 9.6%
Iron 35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.