Mussel soup

  • Time cooking time: 20-25 minutes total
  • Yield Serves: 6

Ingredients

    2 pounds mussels
    2 cups white wine
    1 teaspoon shallots, chopped
    1 teaspoon saffron
    1 tablespoon chopped parsley
    2 cups chicken broth
    2 teaspoons butter
    2 teaspoons flour
    1 cup cream
    salt and white pepper to taste

Preparation

    Scrub mussels under cold running water.
    Heat wine in a large pot. Add mussels. Cover pot and steam for about 5 minutes, or until mussels are opened.
    Strain cooking liquid through cheese cloth. Save.
    Remove mussels from shells.
    Reserve for garnish.
    In a medium saucepan, add mussel broth, shallots, onion, saffron, parsley and chicken broth.
    Simmer for 10 minutes.
    Combine butter and flour to a paste. Whip in the cooking liquid to thicken. Add cream and seasoning. Add mussels. Heat soup, and serve hot.
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