Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saffron Steamed Mussels

I was at Costco yesterday, for no reason really.  Just decided to drop in and check it out in case they had anything leftover from the holiday season but ended up walking out with those huge tub of live mussels for $10!!!!!

You never quite know where you're going to get inspiration from and so I spent my saturday cooking up these yummy mussels and just enjoying the day.  Such a treat.

Here's a video on how I prepared my mussels as well as the written recipe :)

Hope you're all enjoying your weekend.

Saffron Steamed Mussels

1 medium onion, peeled and diced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
4-5 medium cloves garlic, mined or chopped
4-6 tbsp olive oil

Salt & Pepper

Few strands of saffron "blooming" in about 1/2 cup water, allow to sit 3 hours or overnight
1/2 cup stock (I used chicken)
2 tbsp wine vinegar (or lemon juice)

Boiling water (1/2-1 cup)

1 large tub live mussels (mine are from Costco for $10 as I mentioned above)

1 lemon
4 tbsp chopped parsley

Add olive oil to pot heat on medium.  Sautee garlic until fragrant, add onion and sautee until transclusent.  Add tomato and season with salt and pepper.

Drain mussels from tub and add to the pot.  Pour saffron water over, stock, water and wine vinegar or lemon juice (juice of half a lemon)

Clove lid and steam until mussels open up.

Add mussels to a large serving bowl/platter (remember there will be some liquid with this so a bowl would be more ideal) and sprinkle with parsley, squeeze lemon over and drizzle more olive oil (if desired)

For $10 and with the rest of the ingredients sure to be in your kitchen invite your friends over and you can have a great lunch picking at these yummy mussels and sopping up all that yummy juice with fresh crusty bread.

These were so good that today I enjoyed them all on my own but I'm already planning my next get together because I think this would be a fabulous and easy recipe for friends and family!

After all those mussels I needed a nice cup of tea and here I'm enjoying Main Squeeze - Refreshing Blend Of Orange, Papaya, Pineapple And Energizing Green Yerba Mate from Davids Tea.   All that citrus was perfect after a big seafood meal.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Try cooking your mussels in your sauce in lieu of water. More flavor added to both auce and mussels.