WHAT IS SAFFRON MUSSEL STEW?
SUGGESTIONS WHEN MAKING SAFFRON MUSSEL STEW?
- How do I know if the mussels are good?
If a mussel has opened before cooking (happens sometimes when frozen) don’t use it! And if the mussel hasn’t opened after cooking, throw it away!
- Which kind of saffron should I buy?
There are many different grades of saffron, and the premium ones can go for thousands of U.S. dollars a pound. In general you’ll want red strands that are dry to the touch and have a strong flavor. To read more about this hip hop baller of spices, click here!
WHAT PAIRS WELL WITH SAFFRON MUSSEL STEW?
Having a delicious crust of bread to mop up some of your stew is never a bad thing! Look to heartier breads that can stand up to all that delicious flavor like rye or sourdough. For tasty beverage pairings, look to dry white wines like a Riesling or Muscadet. A chilled Rose from Provence can also be an option. Belgian white beers are also a delicious pairing. (written by Chef Stef)