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    Mussels With Saffron Cream

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    15 mins

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    chia's Note:

    adapted from gourmet 12/06, i made this tonite and loved it. very quick and easy, this makes an appy for 6-8 or a main course for me ( just kidding, sort of). serve this with lots of french bread, and with spoons for the sauce.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      in a heavy pot with a lid heat olive oil.
    2. 2
      add onions, saffron, salt, stirring occasionally until onions are softened, 5-10 minutes.
    3. 3
      add wine and bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      stir in cream, pepper and mussels.
    5. 5
      cook, covered, until mussels start to open, 6-8 minutes.
    6. 6
      discard any unopened mussels, then stir parsley into finished dish.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 11, 2012

      55

      Excellent mussell recipe! Great to serve to guests! I served over fresh pasta.

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    • on February 06, 2011

      55

      Nice, nice, Chia!! Usually I make mussels without a recipe, but I thought, tonight, well, there are so many recipes on F.com, why not actually choose one ...?! I liked yours because I wanted to use wine and cream. And, surprise, I did have the precious saffron!! Lovely, with an artisanal bread, and a fancy green salad as starter. I had 2 lbs of mussels (whole, in shell, as we are only 2 diners)). I would like to advise that, is you are using the full 4 lbs, maybe increase the wine and cream to 1 1/2 cups each. Anyway, thanks for a great main meal! It is high summer here in South Africa, and we are not in the mood for heavy red meat main dishes! Thanks!!!

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    • on March 18, 2010

      55

      Oh my goodness! These were amazing! I added garlic and some fresh lemon juice per personal prefrence. My hubby doesn't like mussels, (oh well...more for me!) so I doubled the cause, used half for shrimp and put atop angel hair pasta. He loved it! I loved my mussels even more! We both thought it was better than going to any restaurant we could think of! Thanks! I already purchased more mussels!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mussels With Saffron Cream

    Serving Size: 1 (311 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 749.8
     
    Calories from Fat 381
    50%
    Total Fat 42.3 g
    65%
    Saturated Fat 17.0 g
    85%
    Cholesterol 208.8 mg
    69%
    Sodium 1764.9 mg
    73%
    Total Carbohydrate 23.6 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    2%
    Sugars 2.2 g
    8%
    Protein 55.8 g
    111%

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