Penn Cove Mussels in Saffron Cream

Appetizers, Seafood

Serves 4

Ingredients for Penn Cove Mussels

3 lb Penn Cove Mussels, scrubbed, debearded & picked over for dead loss
4 tbsp Olive oil
2 tbsp Garlic, minced
2 tbsp Shallots, minced
1 pinch saffron threads, preferably Spanish
10 oz Roma tomatoes, chopped
3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
12 oz dry white wine
8 oz heavy whipping cream
salt & pepper, to taste

Method for Penn Cove Mussels

• In a very large sauce pan, heat olive oil until shimmering. Add garlic and shallots and sweat for 1 minute.
• Add saffron and wine and simmer until reduced by ¼
• Add mussels, tomatoes, cilantro and cream and cover. Cook until the mussels just open, around 6 minutes.
• Season to taste and portion into warmed bowls.

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