Bistro La Bon's Mussels in Saffron and special deal for viewers

Bistro La Bon's Mussels in Saffron and special deal for viewers

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by Charlotte Today

WCNC.com

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Here is a great deal to check out Bistro La Bon.   They’re offering $50 gift cards for just $25.  Just go to www.wcnc.com/charlottetoday and click on deals. Hurry.. there are a limited number of cards available.

www.bistrolabon.com

Chef Majid Amoorpour

Mussels in Saffron Cream
2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1.5T     Garlic, finely chopped
2T     Leeks, whites only, finely chopped
1T    Fresh Thyme, chopped
1.5T    Shallots, finely chopped
Pinch    Red pepper flake
1.5 doz    Mussels, debearded and scrubbed
1/2c    Dry white wine
2/3c    Chicken stock
2/3c     Heavy Cream
2T    Tomato juice
Pinch    Saffron
2T    Parsley, finely chopped

Heat a large, lidded sauté pan over medium heat.  Sauté the garlic, leeks, shallots, thyme, and red pepper flake for 1 minute.  Add mussels, sauté for 1 minute.  Deglaze with white wine. Add chicken stock, heavy cream, tomato juice, and saffron.  Cover pan and cook until mussels begin to open, 3-4 minutes. Remove lid and allow sauce to reduce as mussels continue to cook and open fully.  Add parsley and toss.  Serve in a large bowl.
 

 

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