White Wine & Saffron Steamed Mussels

White Wine & Saffron Steamed Mussels

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White Wine & Saffron Steamed Mussels

Makes 4 Servings

This simple dish is earthy and sweet with a hint of brine… a luxurious twist on the traditional mussels mariniere recipe.

White Wine & Saffron Steamed Mussels
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pinch Iranian Sargol Saffron Threads (you could substitute Spanish Saffron)
  • ½ cup White Wine
  • 1 Shallot, Finely Chopped
  • 1.5lb Live Mussels (live Maine mussels depicted), soaked in flour water (how to prep mussels)
  • 1 Leek, white part only, thinly sliced
  • Lemon juice, freshly squeezed, to taste
  • Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS

1

Steep the saffron threads in the white wine for 15 minutes.
2

Heat olive oil in a frying pan, then add the leeks and shallots. Quickly sauté to soften, but not enough to give them any color. Add the saffron infused white wine and mussels.

3

Put the lid on the pot and let steam until the mussels open. Discard any mussels that refuse to open.
4

Season the broth with salt & lemon juice to taste.
5

Serve the mussels in a large bowl with the veggies and saffron broth. It’s great with crusty French bread on the side.