Mussels in Smoky Poblano-Cilantro Broth

Mussels in Smoky Poblano-Cilantro Broth Recipe
Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serve with Green Salad with Simple Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese Crostini. All mussels are sustainable stars. They're surprisingly affordable, too.

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: about 12 mussels and 1/4 cup liquid)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 170
Fat 5.6 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Monofat 1.4 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 15.2 g
Carbohydrate 9.1 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Cholesterol 43 mg
Iron 5.2 mg
Sodium 589 mg
Calcium 51 mg

Ingredients

1 poblano chile
1 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
3 garlic cloves, sliced
1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice
48 mussels (about 2 pounds), scrubbed and debearded
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Preparation

1. Preheat broiler to high.

2. Place chile on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 3 inches from heat for 8 minutes or until blackened and charred, turning after 6 minutes. Place in a paper bag; fold to close tightly. Let stand 10 minutes. Peel, and discard skins. Chop chile.

3. Combine chopped chile, wine, shallots, 3 tablespoons cilantro, salt, and next 4 ingredients (through clam juice) in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes. Add mussels; cover and cook 3 minutes or until shells open. Remove mussels from pan with a slotted spoon. Discard unopened shells. Keep warm.

4. Bring wine mixture to a boil over high heat; cook until mixture is reduced to 1 cup. Stir in lime juice and butter. Pour liquid over mussels; toss gently. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro. Serve immediately.

Note:

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Tiffany Vickers Davis,

April 2013
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