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Mussels in Fresh Limes RECIPE

Hub-UK first came into existence back in May 2000. Seems a long time ago now!

Back then the internet was a very different place with much more of an amateur feel to it. In a lot of ways it was a pleasanter and more friendly place to hang out. For those of us interested in food and cooking it was a great opportunity to chat and share ideas with people living in other parts of the world.

It was also a time when everyone involved in cooking, whether they were just a keen amateur, a busy mum, a grandmother with a lifetime of kitchen experience or a professional chef just starting a career in the kitchen or one who was an old hand working at the stove, was happy to share recipes so others could enjoy them.

A lot of the details of who contributed the recipe, or the history of the recipe, have either become blurred or disappeared over the years but the recipes are still worthwhile either in their own right or for the inspiration they might give.

This recipe was provided by Cindy Hartlin from Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Ingredients

36 Live cultivated mussels
2 Fresh limes, rind grated (also juice of 1 lime)
1 c White wine
1 tb Sugar
3 Shallots, minced
1/4 c Butter
1/4 c Fresh cream
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Method
  • Mix grated zest of one lime, wine and sugar in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  • Add mussels and steam on high heat until opened.
  • Drain mussels, reserving the liquid.
  • Saute shallots and the zest of one lime in butter until golden.
  • Mix in lime juice and reserved liquid.
  • Gently boil over medium heat until juice is reduced to half.
  • Whisk in cream and pour over mussels.

Serves 4

Cindy Hartlin
Longo's Winter Fresh Ideas

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