Okay People, Give Me Some Help In Using This Leftover Sauce.

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Okay People, Give Me Some Help In Using This Leftover Sauce.

#1 Post by Arthur Gamon » December 11th, 2018, 8:38 pm

We make our mussels in a sauce of Spanish olive oil, saffron, onions, garlic, parsley, basil, pepper, and chives. Use also Vermouth, and white wine, then throw the good ones in the boiling wine. Slop up a lot of the sauce with sourdough bread.

BIG question is what would you do with the leftover mussel sauce?? I am short on any ideas, and hate having to throw away this great sauce. Appreciate any ideas you can give me, maybe based on your experiences.
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#2 Post by Scott Fitzgerald » December 11th, 2018, 8:59 pm

Can you freeze it? Sounds devine with the sourdough bread. What about over a nice pasta?
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#3 Post by Betty C » December 11th, 2018, 9:10 pm

Serve it with shrimp, calamari, crab, etc.
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#4 Post by Nola Palomar » December 12th, 2018, 2:35 am

Use it in a Bouillabaisse.
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#5 Post by Milton Hudson » December 12th, 2018, 6:05 am

Similar to Nola's suggestion I remove the mussels to a separate container, then if i want to go in a soup direction extend the sauce with some fish stock. Add a few other shellfish if you have them along with some sauteed fennel. I will do similarly and extend the sauce with some cream and some shrimp for a pasta sauce. Two keys: 1 remove the mussels from the shell and do not reheat with the sauce. 2 consider straining the sauce as there will usually be a bit of grit or broken shell or something you don't wish to chomp on left behind.

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#6 Post by Brian Tuite » December 12th, 2018, 7:04 am

Betty C wrote:
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Serve it with shrimp, calamari, crab, etc.
I was thinking the same thing. Add some red wine, crushed red pepper, crushed tomotoes, a little V-8 juice, jar of clam juice and use it as a Cioppino base.
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#7 Post by Kenny H » December 12th, 2018, 9:30 am

Lots of good suggestions already would only add that if you drizzled that over a grilled razor clam it would be arousing.

Or... extend w a bechamel or add a bunch of citrus and use as a ceviche dressing.
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#8 Post by Nola Palomar » December 12th, 2018, 9:55 am

Kenny H wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 9:30 am
Lots of good suggestions already would only add that if you drizzled that over a grilled razor clam it would be arousing.

Or... extend w a bechamel or add a bunch of citrus and use as a ceviche dressing.
Or with the bechamel, make croquetas Spanish style...
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#9 Post by Arthur Gamon » December 14th, 2018, 6:52 pm

Checked with our local (actually in Chico) goodie food shoppe, and find they have calamari and prawns. Can also get Dungeness crab, so will try that combo in the leftover sauce. Will freeze the sauce until we get all the other ingredients together, and maybe extend it with some additions suggested. Again, thanks for a lot of good info!!
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#10 Post by Robert Broder » December 15th, 2018, 9:32 am

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