Saffron Chicken & Mussels

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Appears in
Food of the Sun: A Fresh Look at Mediterranean Cooking

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1995

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Chicken goes surprisingly well with lobster, freshwater crayfish or mussels. In the Mediterranean region it is most famously combined with them in a Spanish paella, while a sauce Nantua of crayfish is a classic French accompaniment to chicken. That American initiative of pairing lobster tail with steak, called so attractively ‘surf ’n turf’ - which sounds like a skin disease - is an unfortunate emulation of this honourable tradition that alas does not work.

Here the mussels are shel