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Thick Mussel Soup

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  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), finely chopped
  Dry white wine 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Water 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Mussels 2 Quart, cooked in 2 1/2 cups water
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, freshly ground
  Dry mustard To Taste
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Flour 4 Tablespoon
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, coarsely chopped (To Garnish)
  Croutons 4 (Heart-Shaped, To Garnish)

1) In a saucepan, place the onion and garlic in white wine, water and strained mussel liquor.
2) Cook over medium heat until the vegetables are tender.
3) Season the mixture to taste with salt, pepper, and mustard.
4) In a bowl, prepare a roux by combining the butter and flour.
5) Add this mixture to the soup and stir well to thicken the soup.
6) Place the mussels in their shells. Reheat soup to warm up the shells.

7) In a soup bowl, spoon the soup and garnish with parsley and croutons. Sprinkle a pinch of turmeric, if desired.

Recipe Summary

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Cook Time: 
15 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 678 Calories from Fat 207

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.8%

Saturated Fat 9.8 g49.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 164.7 mg54.9%

Sodium 1481.9 mg61.7%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.4%

Sugars 4.1 g

Protein 59 g118.9%

Vitamin A 29% Vitamin C 81.8%

Calcium 16.4% Iron 112.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Thick Mussel Soup Recipe