Bistro Moncur Potato & Mussel Salad

Bistro Moncur Potato & Mussel Salad Category Salad 
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Ingredients And Procedures

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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