Mussel Recipes

Quick Bouillabaisse w/ Piquillo Rouille

  Quick Lingcod & Mussel Bouillabaisse with Piquillo Rouille Bouillabaisse is a French mixed fish stew flavored with saffron – in this case made with ling cod & given anise-y flavor with fennel & Pernod absinthe. Bouillabaisse is traditionally served
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Mixed Shellfish Paella

  Mussel, Clam, Cockle & Shrimp Paella This seafood recipe offers a range of shellfish flavors and textures.  Succulent shrimp, sweet mussels & clams & delicate, briny cockles, paired with a rich broth. Wine Pairing: Albarino Ingredients:                       Makes 6 Servings
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Rabbit, Mushroom & Shellfish Yakitori

  Rabbit, Mushroom, Clam & Mussel Mixed Yakitori   This unconventional take on yakitori uses rabbit, clams & mussels to take the classic Japanese finger food in a new direction.   Ingredients:                  Makes Servings 1lb Manila Clams (could substitute littlenecks)
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Shellfish Faux Pho

Shellfish Faux Pho This noodle soup was inspired by the ever popular Vietnamese classic: Pho. In fact, it was originally intended to be a pho recipe, but ended up being more mild than we’d hoped. Still, it’s quite tasty and
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Shellfish w/ Lamb Merguez Sausage, Fennel & Fregola

Shellfish w/ Lamb Merguez Sausage, Fennel & Fregola A rich, varied dish of sweet shellfish, savory & slightly spicy merguez sausage, nutty, pleasantly chewy fregola and a rich broth perfumed with herbs, spices and fennel. If you only have one
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How to Store Live Shellfish

Live oysters, clams, and mussels are some of the sea’s greatest delicacies.  Most people already know the basics about keeping them alive and fresh once they get them home:  Easy Shellfish Storage: If you’re going to be serving your shellfish
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How to Steam Shellfish

The simple, humble steamed clam or mussel is a delight either eaten by itself or used as an ingredient in dishes.  This basic technique will work with any variety of live clams or live mussels. Directions:  1. Optional: For extra flavor & color
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Pasta with Pesto & Mussels

Pasta with Pesto & Mussels Really more than a set of techniques then a recipe, this dish is simple to make, yet very satisfying. It a great way to make use of leftover mussels and/or pesto sauce too. Ingredients: Dried
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White Wine & Saffron Steamed Mussels

White Wine & Saffron Steamed Mussels This simple dish is earthy and sweet with a hint of brine… a luxurious twist on the traditional mussels mariniere recipe. Ingredients: (Makes 4 servings) 1 pinch Iranian Sargol Saffron Threads (you could substitute
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How to Prep Live Mussels

Soaking live mussels in flour water cleans out any remaining grit, plumps up their meat, accentuates the meat’s color to make it more orange, and gives them a more creamy texture. The mussels will eventually drown if left in flour
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Curry, Fregola, Mussel & Clam Salad

Curry, Fregola, Mussel & Clam Salad Fregola sarda is a durum wheat pasta that closely resembles couscous and has been toasted. When cooked it has just a bit of chew to it and a subtle nuttiness. In this salad it’s
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Mussels Mariniere

Mussels Mariniere Mussels Mariniere (aka Moules Mariniere) is a fast and easy classic French dish that is a great way to enjoy fresh mussels without overpowering their sweet, nuanced flavor. Makes two entrée portions or four-five appetizer portions. Ingredients: 2lbs
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