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!
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 1⁄2 lbs fresh mussels, thoroughly scrubbed and cleaned
- 1⁄3 cup dry white wine
- 1 ounce prosciutto, diced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon, zest of
- 1 pinch saffron (optional, but good)
- 3 tablespoons whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- salt and black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, heat up the oil.
- Add mussels to pan, then pour wine over.
- Cover and steam just until mussels open.
- Remove cover and add prosciutto, lemon zest and saffron to the skillet.
- Add both cream and butter to the skillet, stir, and cook until the liquid is reduced and sauce thickens; stir occasionally.
- With a slotted spoon, remove mussels to 4 warmed soup plates (or 2 plates if using as a main course).
- Taste sauce and add salt and pepper if you wish; pour over mussels and serve with some great bread for dunking in the sauce.