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Rating: 4.4 stars
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is an amazing soup, and fairly simple to make. One recommendation is to keep the cooking time down on this one. The soup goes from a wonderful light, bright green to a very dull green if overcooked. Enjoy!

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Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Remove the hearts and stems from the artichokes and discard the leaves. Chop the hearts and stems and place them in a large pot over low heat with the fennel and onion. Add the cream, just enough water to cover all, and salt and pepper to taste. Let this simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender.

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  • Meanwhile, rinse and de-beard the mussels. In a separate large saucepan over medium low heat, sweat the garlic in the butter or margarine for 30 seconds. Add the cleaned mussels and the wine, cover and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the mussels and reserve the liquid. (Note: Be careful not to brown the garlic.)

  • Transfer the vegetable mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Add the lemon juice, reserved mussel liquid and season with salt and pepper to taste. Strain this mixture through a fine mesh strainer and top each serving with some mussels. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 18.6g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 49.7mg; sodium 170.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2003
yummy yummy yummy Don't overcook! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2004
Artichoke and mussels happens to be two of my favorite things. The soup was very tasty but I honestly felt that the flavor overpowered the mussels. I like the soup on it's own better. I think that the artichoke flavor wasn't that complimentary to the mussels. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2004
Artichoke and mussels happens to be two of my favorite things. The soup was very tasty but I honestly felt that the flavor overpowered the mussels. I like the soup on it's own better. I think that the artichoke flavor wasn't that complimentary to the mussels. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2003
yummy yummy yummy Don't overcook! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2006
Wow. Gigantic hit with my daughter and son in law. Served preceding prime rib with yorkshire pudding. Perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2008
I am not a huge mussel fan so I switched out for some butter sauted' shrimp instead.....mmmm nice flavor combo. Read More
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