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Mussel Salad with Fennel

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Category: Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • 12 sm Red potatoes, (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 48 Fresh mussels, scrubbed and
  • -debearded
  • 1 Fennel bulb with stalks,
  • -(1-pound)
  • 1/2 c Sherry vinegar
  • 3 tb Diced red onion
  • 1 tb Finely chopped fresh
  • -tarragon
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 3/4 ts Salt
  • 3/4 ts Pepper
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 md Tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 6 c Torn romaine lettuce
  • 2 c Torn radicchio
  • 2 Hard-cooked eggs, quartered
  • -lengthwise


Place potatoes in a saucepan; add water to cover, and bring to a boil.
Cover; reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and
set aside.

Steam mussels, covered, 10 minutes or until shells open; discard any
unopened shells.

Trim tough outer leaves from fennel. Dice stalks to equal 1 cup; set aside.

Cut fennel bulb in half vertically; discard core. Cut each half crosswise
into thin slices to measure 1/2 cup, and set aside. Reserve remaining
fennel for another use.

Combine vinegar and the next 6 ingredients (vinegar through garlic) in a
large bowl, and stir well.

Reserve 1/4 cup dressing; set aside.

Add potatoes, mussels, fennel, and tomato wedges to bowl; toss gently to
coat. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

Combine reserved 1/4 cup dressing and greens in a bowl; toss well. Yield: 4

Per serving: 1893 Calories; 50g Fat (24% calories from fat); 225g Protein;
124g Carbohydrate; 594mg Cholesterol; 5628mg Sodium

NOTES : Sometimes called anise in grocery stores, fennel gives this salad a
crunchy texture and bold flavor. To serve, divide greens evenly among 4
salad bowls. Arrange one-fourth of mussel mixture and 2 egg quarters over
each salad.

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