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Fortune Bay Mussel Chowder

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INGREDIENTS

4 lb. fresh cultured blue mussels
1 tbsp. butter
2 cup potato, diced
2 tbsp. flour
4 cup milk
2 cup light cream
4 bacon strips, fried crisp
1 pinch salt and pepper
3⁄4 cup onion, diced

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. 1
    Rinse the fresh blue mussels in tap water. Place in a large saucepan with a small amount of water on high heat. Cover and let steam until shells open (5 to 7 minutes). Remove fresh blue mussel meat from shells, strain and reserve broth.
  2. 2
    Add enough hot water to broth to make 4 cups in total.
  3. 3
    Melt butter in pot, add onion and sauté until transparent.
  4. 4
    Add flour and stir to blend thoroughly with butter. 
  5. 5
    Gradually add broth and water mixture and bring to a boil.
  6. 6
    Add potatoes, simmer until nearly done, add fresh blue mussels, and gently stir in hot milk and cream.
  7. 7
    Season lightly with salt and pepper. Garnish with bacon strips or a few fresh blue mussels.

notes

Recipe provided by Mussel Industry Council. Visit them www.discovermussels.com

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