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African Food Mussel and Sweet Potato Chowder


Traditional African Foods Mussel and Sweet Potato Chowder

African Food: Mussel and Sweet Potato Chowder


Mussel and Sweet Potato Chowder Ingredients

1 (1.25 kg) mussels.
2 (25 mL) butter.
3 chopped onion.
4 garlic, minced.
5 (750 mL) grated peeled sweet_potato (about 1 large).
6 (250 mL) grated carrot.
7 (250 mL) milk.
8 (125 mL) whipping_cream.
9 (2 mL) salt.
10 (1 mL) hot_pepper sauce.

Cooking Step by Step

Step 1 Scrub mussels; discard any that do not close..
Step 2 In large shallow Dutch oven, bring 1/4 cup (50 mL) water to boil..
Step 3 Add mussels; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until mussels open. Discard any that do not open. Transfer mussels and liquid to bowl..
Step 4 In same pan, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until softened..
Step 5 Add sweet potato, carrot, milk, cream, salt and hot pepper sauce; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender..
Step 6 Meanwhile, reserving liquid, remove mussels from shells, discarding shells; set mussels aside..
Step 7 Add 2 cups (500 mL) reserved liquid to soup. In blender, pour soup, in batches, until smooth. Return to pan; add shucked mussels and reheat gently..
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