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       Title: Mediterranean Blue Mussels & Cilantro - Scully on Spring
  Categories: Restaurant, Fish mussel, Chilies, Appetizer
       Yield: 4 Servings
  
      60    Blue mussels
       2    Red cherry peppers; thinly
            - sliced, up to 3 peppers
       6    Shallots; fine dice
       3    Cloves of garlic; fine dice
       2 tb Coriander seeds; toasted and
            - crushed
       8    Scallions; sliced thin
       1 sm Bunch cilantro; roughly chop
            - leaf only
       1 c  White table wine
       1 oz Butter; optional
     1/4 c  Extra virgin olive oil
            Salt and pepper to taste
  
   Wash mussels under cold running water to remove any beard or growth on the
   shell, reserve in the refrigerator. Slice cherry peppers thin, remove seeds
   for a more mild spice. Chop shallots and garlic fine. Toast coriander seeds
   till their fragrance is released, next crush the seeds with the blade of a
   knife. Slice scallions thin on a bias. Chop roughly the leaf of cilantro
   that has been washed and dried well. To cook: Heat a small stockpot or a
   large saute pan over a medium flame, add the extra virgin olive, the
   garlic, shallots, coriander seeds, and cherry peppers, cook for about 2
   minutes to release their flavors, do not brown. Next add mussels and toss
   to coat with all onions and spice. Next add white wine scallions and
   cilantro, toss again and cover pan and cook till mussels open, at this
   point they are done. Butter can be added during the last minute of cooking,
   but is optional.
   
   Serve mussels immediately. crisp grilled bread can be served on the side to
   soak up the cooking broth that remains in the pan.
   
   Yield: Serves 4 as an appetizer
   
   Original Title: MEDITERRANEAN BLUE MUSSELS WITH CHILIS AND CILANTRO
   
   (Courtesy of Scully on Spring, New York, NY and TVFN)
   
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