Party Soup with Mussels

A quick soup recipe found in “Mat for Travle” (Food for People
in a Hury) utgitt av Hjemmets Kokebokklubb i 1982

Party Soup with Mussels

4 servings
Preparation: 10 min.
Cooking time: Approx. 15 min.
Should not be frozen.

1 leek
2 carrots
1 small onion
1 garlic clove, crushed
50 g [1,75 oz] butter
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 liter [2 pt] broth made with cubes or
5 dl [1 pt] water + 5 dl [1 pt] white wine
1 large can of mussels (about 400 g / 14 oz)
1 tablespoon flour
1/2-1 dl [0,1-0,2 pt] cream
1/2 bunch of chives
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


[1] Clean the vegetables and cut them into slices and cubes. Saute all in melted butter while stirring, without the vegetables getting browned.

[2] Sprinkle with thyme and add broth or water + wine. and the broth from the mussel can and bring it all to a boil. Cook under a lid over low heat for about. 15 minutes.

[3] Stir flour and cream together and pour the mix into the soup while stirring. If necessary, taste with salt and pepper.

[4] Add the mussels and finely chopped chives. Let the soup get well heated without boiling.

[5] Serves steaming hot with a sprinkle of chopped parsley to taste.