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Mussels with Saffron & Leeks
Source: Eating Well

Ingredient Note: Literally the stigma from Crocus sativus, saffron is the world's most expensive spice. Each crocus produces only 3 stigmas, requiring over 75,000 flowers for each pound of saffron. Fortunately, a little goes a long way. It's used sparingly to add golden yellow color and flavor to a wide variety of Middle Eastern, African and European-inspired foods. Find it in the specialty-herb section of large supermarkets, gourmet-food shops and www.tienda.com. Wrapped in foil and placed in a container with a tight-fitting lid, it will keep in a cool, dry place for several years.Tip: To clean mussels, scrub them with a stiff brush under cold running water. Scrape off any barnacles using the shell of another mussel. Just before cooking, pul

Rating:
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Difficult

Nutrition Facts

Makes 4 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0.0
Total Carbs 0.0 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Total Fat 0.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Potassium 0.0 mg
Protein 0.0 g
Sodium 0.0 mg
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Servings
Ingredients

Mussels with Saffron & Leeks
1 each  large onion
0 1/4 tsp  salt
1 cup  white wine
0 1/2 tsp  saffron
3 lb  mussels
Directions
  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, leeks, garlic, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, until the onion and leeks are softened and just starting to brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Add wine, clam juice and saffron, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Stir in mussels. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and steam until all the mussels have opened, 4 to 5 minutes. (Discard any unopened mussels.) Stir in parsley.

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