New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels in a Saffron Cream Sauce

New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels in a  Saffron Cream Sauce

Serves: 4 portions (8 mussels each portion)

Ingredients

32New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels frozen half shell
10mlsOlive oil
20gms (0.7oz)Butter
30gm (1oz)Small brown onion - fine diced
30gm (1oz)Celery stalk - fine diced
30gm (1oz)Fennel bulb - fine diced
4 sprigsLemon thyme (normal thyme also works) - stalks removed leaves only
15mlsPernod (optional)
30mlsWhite wine (Dry Riesling)
10Saffron treads
500mlsCream
12Cherry Tomatoes (optional - blanched & peeled)
  Italian Parsley - picked
  Chives spears

Method

Chef's Note:
A rich creamy dish inspired with Spanish flavors in mind. A colourful dish that can be served as an individual plate or shared as a banquet styled dish/platter.
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