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With a pleasant, briny flavor, mussels pair well with clean simple flavors, like this Dijon orange sauce with arugula. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Flex your mussels

Simple but delicious sauce pairs well with seafood

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce takes about 20 minutes to make. (Virgina Linn/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Quick salmon is tasty and satisfying

We have salmon for dinner about once a week, and I’m always looking for a new way to prepare it.

Sous chef David Tsabetsaye, shown here trimming beef tenderloins at Seasons Rotisserie and Grill, says most customers do not ask about the calorie content. There’s “butter here, heavy cream there,” he says, noting they come because they are wanting something that’s not part of their regular diet. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Chefs say calories not a priority on special occasions

Two men are sitting at a diner counter in a January New Yorker cartoon, one with a five o’clock shadow eating a burger, the other in a lab coat consulting a clipboard.