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Recipe: Mussels and clams steamed with fennel and saffron

Recipe: Mussels and clams steamed with fennel and saffron Author: Style At Home

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Recipe: Mussels and clams steamed with fennel and saffron

recipe-mussels-steamed-clams-saf.jpg Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 cup finely chopped fennel
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • Pinch saffron
  • 2 lb fresh mussels, scrubbed
  • 2 lb fresh clams, scrubbed
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

Directions

1 Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, shallot and fennel seeds and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, until mixture is fragrant and just turning gold. Add chopped fennel, tomatoes, wine and saffron and cook gently for a few minutes, until the vegetables begin to soften.

2 Stir in mussels and clams and cover pan with a lid. Steam for 5 to 6 minutes, or until shells have opened. (Discard any mussels and clams that haven’t opened.) Stir the butter through the mixture.

3 Scoop mussels and clams into bowls and pour the liquid on top. Serve with crusty bread.
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Recipe: Mussels and clams steamed with fennel and saffron