Bistro Moncur Potato and Mussel Salad

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Title: Bistro Moncur Potato and Mussel Salad
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Salads, Fish


Stephen Ceideburg
500 g Pink eye potatoes, peeled
-and diced
1 Head fennel, trimmed and
-sliced thinly
1 1/4 kg Mussels in the shell
4 tb Small black olives
2 Tomatoes, peeled, deseeded
-and diced
8 Leaves basil, torn
200 ml Virgin olive oil
30 ml To 40 mL white wine vinegar
Salt, pepper
1 Clove garlic, crushed
2 ts Saffron stamens

Steam potatoes until tender. Clean mussels and open by placing in a large
pan with a tight fitting lid and heating. Remove mussel meat from shells.

Make vinaigrette by infusing saffron from stamens in 1/2 tablespoon hot
water. Rub a bowl with the crushed garlic and add oil, vinegar, salt and
pepper to taste and saffron infusion. Mix well. While potatoes are still
hot, dress liberally with the vinaigrette. Assemble the rest of the
ingredients and toss all together.

Posted by Stephen Ceideburg

From an article by Meryl Constance in The Sydney Morning Herald, 5/25/93.
Courtesy Mark Herron.

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