Creamy Mussel Stew With Peas, Fennel, and Lemon Recipe

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Creamy Mussel Stew With Peas, Fennel, and Lemon
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  1. Chop the fronds from the fennel bulb, reserving 1/4 cup of the fronds,chopped.
  2. Peel off the outer layer of the bulb, then finely chop the bulb and coarsely chop the stems.
  3. In a large pot, heat oil over medium high heat and add the chopped fennel bulb, leek, and garlic; cook until the fennel and leek start to turn golden, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Add the pepper flakes, cook 30 seconds; stir in the fennel stems, wine, and Pernod.
  5. Scrape any browned bits from the bottom and continue cook 2 minutes.
  6. Add the mussels, cover, and cook until they have opened, 5 to 7 minutes; discard any that do not open and, using a slotted spoon, transfer mussels to a large bowl and loosely cover with foil.
  7. Preheat the broiler; strain the liquid in the pot into a smaller saucepan, using a spoon to press on the solids to get the most liquid out of them.
  8. Add the stock to the saucepan and simmer over medium heat.
  9. Stir in the peas and cook until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes; whisk in the creme fraiche, lemon zest, salt and reserved fennel fronds (cover to keep warm).
  10. Drizzle the bread with more of the oil and place it under the broiler; toast until just golden, about 1 minute.
  11. Place bread into serving bowls, mound with mussels, then top with the broth.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 631.44 Kcal (2644 kJ)
Calories from fat 217.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.2g 37%
Cholesterol 70.34mg 23%
Sodium 851.57mg 35%
Potassium 1461.54mg 31%
Total Carbs 47.8g 16%
Sugars 11.43g 46%
Dietary Fiber 10.19g 41%
Protein 38.3g 77%
Vitamin C 87.2mg 145%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 12.4mg 69%
Calcium 196.9mg 20%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 89.38 Kcal (374 kJ)
Calories from fat 30.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.42g 37%
Cholesterol 9.96mg 23%
Sodium 120.53mg 35%
Potassium 206.87mg 31%
Total Carbs 6.77g 16%
Sugars 1.62g 46%
Dietary Fiber 1.44g 41%
Protein 5.42g 77%
Vitamin C 12.3mg 145%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 38%
Iron 1.8mg 69%
Calcium 27.9mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 13.8
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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