Mussels With Saffron Cream (Moules Au Safron)

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Total Time
20mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
15 mins

This is a variation of a classic French recipe. Easy and very good. Found the original recipe in one of Craig Claiborne's cookbooks. CAUTION! Work twice as good as oysters on men. NATURAL VIAGRA!!!!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Scrub the mussels thoroughly, discard any open ones and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a kettle and add the leeks, onions, garlic and shallots.
  3. Cook for about 1 minute and then add the Saffron.
  4. Cook about 2 minutes, stirring, and add the vinegar and mussels.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste and cover tightly.
  6. Cook for about 1 minute.
  7. Add the parsley and cream and cover.
  8. Cook about 5 minutes, or until the mussels open.
  9. Serve in hot soup bowls with warm crusty bread for sopping up the sauce.