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Billi Bi Soup

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INGREDIENTS

2 lb. (1 kg) fresh cultured blue mussels
2 shallots, coarsely chopped
2 small onions, quartered
2 parsley sprigs
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 cup (250 ml) dry white wine
2 tbsp. (30 ml) butter
1⁄2 bay leaf
1⁄2 tsp. (2 ml) thyme
2 cup (500 ml) 35% cream
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. 1
    Rinse the fresh blue mussels in tap water.
  2. 2
    Place mussels in a large pot with the shallots, onion, parsley, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, wine, butter, bay leaf and thyme. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes, or until the fresh blue mussels have opened. Reserve mussels for another use, or remove them from shells to use as a garnish.
  3. 3
    Strain the liquid through a double thickness of cheesecloth.
  4. 4
    Bring liquid to a boil, and add cream.
  5. 5
    Return to boil, and remove from heat.

notes

Recipe provided by Mussel Industry Council. Visit them www.discovermussels.com Source: John Bil, Ship to Shore Restaurant in Malpeque Bay, PEI

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