very sad to share the news of yet another publication folding. these images, recipes and an article on sustainable eating were to be in the next issue of Healing Lifestyles & Spas but unfortunately the magazine is no longer being published. it was great to work with such wonderful people promoting such a healthy lifestyle and we're sad to see them go. thanks for everything melissa! mussels are a great sustainable choice when it comes to seafood because their aquaculture benefits surrounding marine habitat and improves water quality as they filter and feed on excess plankton.

Steamed Mussels

2 tbs olive oil
1 bulb fennel, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled & chopped
1 bunch kale, trimmed & chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 lbs. blue, black or green mussels, scrubbed & debearded
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup chicken stock
3 tbs unsalted butter, cubed
1 tbs red chili flakes
1 lemon
salt & pepper
in a large saucepan, heat olive oil. add fennel, onion and carrot and cook 5 minutes until slightly softened. add kale and garlic and saute 3 minutes until soft. add cleaned mussels, wine and stock and stir to combine. cover and steam 8 minutes, until mussels are open, stirring occasionally. discard any mussels that do not open. remove from heat and stir in butter, chili flakes, juice of half the lemon and salt & pepper to taste. to serve, ladle mussels into each bowl with liquid. garnish with lemon wedges and serve with crusty bread to soak up the tasty broth!


Melissa said...

I'm sorry that this story didn't get published. It was one of my favorites. I can't wait to try the cod myself. We have to figure out a way to keep working together.. and schedule a visit. Come to Colorado!

Anonymous said...

how sad... i'm so sorry. i used to be in the magazine publishing biz and i know how tough it is when tough economic times strike. here in nyc so many of my publishing friends are out of jobs and/or worried that it's coming down the pipe. mags are folding left and right. a friend who worked for domino was in the middle of an expensive photo shoot when they got a call to shut it down - in the middle of the shoot they found out the mag folded. so, so, sad.

i will say, on the bright side, that if anything was to get me thru this tough time it would be a big plate of those gorgeous mussles. love that you used kale. it just makes it more of a meal.

Joyti said...

Those are very beautiful pictures...