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Mussels in Broth

MUSSELS IN BROTH (TO THE KINGS TASTE P 41)

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs Mussels
  • 3 cups boiling Water
  • 1 large Onion, minced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbspns butter
  • 3 tbspns finely ground bread crusts
  • 2 tspns or more vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • tspn saffron
  • pinch ground pepper
  • garnish minced fresh parsley

Method:

  1. Plunge mussels into boiling water. Cover and cook over high flame just until shells open (less than a minute)
  2. Remove cooked mussels with a slotted spoon. Strain broth through fine mesh strainer
  3. Meanwhile sauté onion and garlic in butter until transparent
  4. Return broth to a pan. Add onions, garlic, bread crusts, vinegar, salt, saffron, stirring until smooth and well blended. Check seasoning
  5. Remove mussels from shells and add them to the broth
  6. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes
  7. Serve in soup bowls, garnish with parsley.