Mussel Soup with Saffron and Cream

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

  • About

Mussels do look pretty in their shells, but an easy variation is to serve them shelled and in a broth thickened with cream and flavoured with saffron.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg/ lb mussels
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 60<

Method

Debeard and scrub mussels. Discard any that don’t shut when tapped.

In a saucepan large enough to hold the mussels comfortably and which has a lid, sweat the leek in the butter until just soft. Pour over the wine or cider, bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Turn up the heat and sprinkle the contents of the pan with pepper. Add the mussels, cover with the