This appetizer from Bobino Café has cardamom--an important spice in Scandinavian cuisine and, hence, Minnesota cooking. Serve with toasted French bread to sop up the fragrant broth.
Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2004
Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add shallots, ginger, and cardamom; cook 2 minutes or until shallots are tender, stirring frequently. Add rind, juice, and wine; bring to a simmer. Add mussels; cover and cook 5 minutes or until shells open. Discard any unopened shells.
Sprinkle mussels with mint, salt, and pepper; stir gently to combine. Divide mussels and juice mixture among 8 shallow bowls. Serving Size: About 9 mussels and 1/4 cup juice mixture
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