New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels in a Portuguese Stew

New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels in a  Portuguese Stew

Serves 6

Ingredients

60 mls Olive Oil
1 medium Onion - diced
4 cloves Garlic - peeled & crushed
1 bulb Fresh Fennel - diced
1-2 Chorizo Sausage - sliced
2 tsp Sweet Paprika
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 Bay Leaves
125 mls Dry White Wine
300 mls Tomato Juice
300gms (10.5oz) Fresh Ripe Tomatoes – rough chopped
150gms (5.3oz) Sundried Tomatoes – rough chopped
200 mls Chicken Stock
36 New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels (Half shell)
1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
6 stems Fresh Coriander - rough chopped leaves and stem
6 stems Fresh Italian Parsley – rough chopped leaves and stems
Salt to taste  

Method

Chef's Note:
Excellent summer dish with the abundance of good fresh ripe tomatoes which can dominate this dish more by reducing the tomato juice & increasing the amount of fresh tomatoes you put in. However with the use of good quality tinned Roma tomatoes this dish can liven up any winter table. This dish is a perfect shared or banquet styled dish which would be complimented with a warm fresh loaf of bread & good quality extra virgin olive oil.
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