Steamed mussels in fennel pernod broth

Yield: 2 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 cup Chopped fennel bulb
1 cup Julienne onions
3 tablespoons Minced shallots
2 tablespoons Minced garlic
½ cup Pernod
½ cup Peeled and chopped Italian plum tomatoes
2 cups White wine
40 Mussels cleaned and debearded
½ cup Finely chopped parsley
1 Loaf crusty french bread

In a large saut=E9 pan heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, saut=E9 the fennel, onions and shallots for 2 minutes. Add the garlic. Remove the saut‚ pan from the heat and add the Pernod. Place the saut‚ pan back on the heat and flame the vegetables for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.

Stir in the tomatoes and wine and bring the liquid to a simmer. Add the mussels and parsley, cover and steam the mussels until all of the shells have opened, about 4 minutes. Discard any mussels that do not open their shell. Remove the mussels and let the broth cook for 2 minutes.

Season the broth with salt and pepper, if needed. Remove the broth from the heat. Divide the mussels between two large shallow bowls. Spoon the broth over the mussels. Serve the mussels with the crusty bread. Yields: 2 servings

: Recipe from "Emeril's New New Orleans Cooking" Reproduced by permission from William Morrow & Company Inc. Copyright =A9 1993 by Emeril Lagasse

Recipe By : Star Chefs

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #219 Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 17:48:59 -0400 From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON@...> (by way of kmeade@... (The Meades))

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