Recipes & Food

Outlandish Mussel-Saffron Chowder by Chef Paul Cecconi, Brodo Penticton

Recipe Date:
January 9, 2014
Serving Size:
4
Cook Time:
01:30:00
Difficulty:
Medium
Measurements:
Imperial (US)
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs Outlandish Mussels
  • 1 Onion - diced
  • 1 rib celery - diced
  • 1/2 cup carrot - diced
  • 1/2 cup fennel - diced
  • 3/8 cup leek - diced
  • 5 pieces new potato - roasted and diced
  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes- skinned, seeded and smoked
  • 3/4 lb fennel pork sausage dough
  • 1/2 cup garlic confit
  • 1 tbsp saffron
  • 350 ml can of Cannery Nut Brown Ale
  • few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 litre whipping cream
  • 3 litres oceanwise fish stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions

In a hot pan saute mussels with 1 tbsp garlic and 2 sliced shallots in grapeseed oil, then deglaze with beer...cook covered until mussels open.

Once mussels open remove them to a tray to allow to cool, once cool pick out mussel meat and reserve the mussel liquor.

Saute fennel/pork sausage til browned all over then remove to tray.

Now add onions to the pan with 1/2 cup butter and cook til slightly caramelized.

Add in carrot, leek, celery, fennel and cook til softened.

Add in flour and cook out for 5 minutes.

Add in the fish stock, cream, saffron, thyme, potatoes, garlic confit, reserved mussels, fennel sausage and the smoked tomatoes.

Simmer the soup for 30 minutes

Season to taste.

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