Curried Mussel Soup

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Fragrant and beautifully colored by the tumeric, this richly flavored soup is a delight. Serve steaming with some crusty bread.


3 tbsp. olive oil
1⁄2 cup shallots, chopped
1 tbsp. curry powder
2 tsp. garlic, minced
2 cups white wine
2 lb. mussels, scrubbed
2 cups fish stock
3 cups quick-cooking white rice
1⁄2 tsp. turmeric
3 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
1 cup tomatoes, chopped


1. In a large pot, heat oil and add shallots, curry powder, and garlic; sauté for 3 min. Add wine and mussels and cook until mussels open. Remove mussels and keep warm.

2. Add stock, rice, and turmeric and simmer 5 min. Stir in cream and tomatoes and simmer over low heat.

3. Divide mussels in shallow bowls, and ladle soup over mussels. Sprinkle with chives.

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