Maritime Memories Mussel Steamer Maritime Memories Mussel Steamer

Author: Canadian Living

This MEAL-IN-A-POT campfire dinner brings back memories of seaside meals in Atlantic Canada. Serve with crusty rolls to soak up the delicious broth.

  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 4 corn cobs
  • 2 slices bacon chopped
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 new red potatoes scrubbed
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 3 lbs mussels
  • 12 oz green beans trimmed


In pot, cook bacon over medium-high heat until almost crisp; drain off fat. Add onions, herb seasoning and pepper; cook, stining, for I minute. Add potatoes, stock and 1 cup (250 mL) water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, scrub mussels under running water and remove beards; discard any that do not close when tapped. Cut corn cobs into 2-inch (5 cm) chunks. Add mussels to pot; scatter corn and beans over top.

Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender, corn and beans are tender-crisp and mussels are open. Discard any mussels that do not open. Spoon into large bowls along with broth.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving</b>: about

  • Sodium 455 mg
  • Protein 21 g
  • Calories 324.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 53 g


  • Iron 44.0
  • Folate 60.0
  • Vitamin A 13.0
  • Vitamin C 50.0
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Maritime Memories Mussel Steamer