When you steam off a pile of mussels they release a hearty broth that forms the base of soups all over the world.
Yield: Makes 4 servings
3 lbs Mussels
3 cups water
1 tbsp Sriracha
1 pinch salt
1 spoonful sugar
1 lime Juice only
1 small bunch Cilantro (stems removed)
Place mussels into a large pot with a tight fitting lid and add the water, Sriracha, salt and sugar. Cover with the lid and steam the mussels until they have all opened. Discard any unopened mussels. Squeeze in the limejuice and cilantro leaves just prior to serving.
A recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into this dish. When you cook it once, it becomes yours, so personalize it a bit. Add more of an ingredient you like or less of something you don’t like. Try substituting one ingredient for another. Remember words have no flavour, you have to add your own!
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