The Cannery's Mussels

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Lennie

I haven't cooked this recipe (I've had it though), but found a postcard tucked in a cookbook with the recipe on it; I got the postcard when I dined at The Cannery in Vancouver BC back in 1979. I don't even know if the restaurant is still there! We had these as an appetizer then, but it could also be a main course for 2.

Top Review by kitina

Lennie, these are delicious!! The bread is a neccessity!!! The Cannery restaurant is still operating. My cousin used to be the head chef there, probably about the time you dined there!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, heat up the oil.
  2. Add mussels to pan, then pour wine over.
  3. Cover and steam just until mussels open.
  4. Remove cover and add prosciutto, lemon zest and saffron to the skillet.
  5. Add both cream and butter to the skillet, stir, and cook until the liquid is reduced and sauce thickens; stir occasionally.
  6. With a slotted spoon, remove mussels to 4 warmed soup plates (or 2 plates if using as a main course).
  7. Taste sauce and add salt and pepper if you wish; pour over mussels and serve with some great bread for dunking in the sauce.

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