Mussels in White Wineish

So I went to Whole Foods this week for 1 thing and as usual I browsed around and left with more than I went for. My Sweetheart and I went this great tapas place in Greenville SC called The Lazy Goat. It is right on the river with a beautiful view. I am very picky about what seafood I eat! I do not like fish, I usually stick to lobster, shrimp and crab. But, we had mussels in this amazing broth which was still not my thing so I recreated it at home with shrimp. I found cleaned smoked mussels at Whole Foods and decided to try again. This broth was soo amazing. I still don’t like mussels.

3 Tbls of butter

1 Tbls of olive oil

2 Shallots thinly sliced

1 small fennel bulb thinly sliced- reserve 1/4 cup of the fennel fronds

1/3 Cup of dried chorizo diced

3 Cloves of garlic thinly sliced

1/2 Cup of white wine

1 1/2 cup of chicken stock

1 Container of smoked mussels

A pinch of saffron

A dash of smoked paprika

The juice of half a lemon

Toasted bread

I started with 2 Tbls of the butter and the olive oil on medium heat. When it is warm add the shallot and fennel saute until translucent add in your chorizo and saute 2 to 3 minutes add in the garlic and cook 1 minute. Add in your wine and reduce by half. Add in the stock, mussels, saffron and paprika and simmer about 5 minutes until the mussels are warm . Stir in the last tablespoon of butter and the lemon juice. Plate and top with the reserved fennel fronds. Serve with toasted bread.

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