Our guest chef has done it again! Check out Katheryne’s spanish shellfish recipe. Fresh mussles and clams come together with tomatoes, fresh herbs and white wine to create this great dish. Enjoy!
1 lb of cleaned de-bearded mussels
1 1/2 lbs cleaned little neck clams
2 cups white wine (a white table wine will work perfect)
1 cup of organic canned crushed tomatoes
1 small onion finely diced
4 cloves of garlic finely diced
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon of dried oregano leaves
the juice of one large lemon (about 1/4 cup)
3 tablespoons of butter or olive oil
handful of roughly chopped or torn cilantro leaves to garnish
First heat either the oil or the butter on med-low heat in a big deep soup pot with a lid or dutch oven. Once the oil/butter is hot add the finely diced onion. Sweat the onions for about five minutes. Once the onions have turned translucent, add the minced garlic and continue to cook for another two minutes. Now add the crushed tomatoes, white wine, smokey paprika, cumin, thyme, and oregano to the pot to make a broth. Turn the heat up to medium or until the broth begins to simmer. Let the alcohol in the wine cook off for about twelve minutes. Add the mussels, clams, and the lemon juice and cover the pot with the lid. Cook covered for about three to four minutes or until all of the shell fish have opened (that’s how you know they are ready). Serve in a big bowl with crusty bread and garnished with cilantro from the Humble Seed. The bright cilantro really awakens this hearty seafood dish.
*NOTE always check your shell fish prior to cooking to make sure they are all alive. To do this look to see if all of the shells are closed. If the shell is open, tap it on the counter, if it does not close, its dead, throw it away.
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