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  1. 4 lb Fresh Mussels; Washed,Abt

  2. 50 3 tb Garlic; Thinly Sliced

  3. 1 x Zest Of

  4. 2 Oranges;

  5. 4 tb Chippotle Chiles; Canned, **

  6. 4 c Water; **

  7. 3 tb Olive Oil

  8. 12 ea Sprigs Of Cilantro -- ORANGE MAYONNAISE --

  9. 1 ea Egg Yolk; Extra Large, **

  10. 1 c Virgin Olive Oil

  11. 1 tb Orange Zest; Very Fine Chop

  12. 4 tb Fresh Orange Juice

  13. 1 tb Fresh Lime Juice

  14. 2 tb Cilantro; Finely Chopped -- ORANGE MAYONNAISE --

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  1. + Directions : * Cut the zest from the oranges in very long strips. ** Puree the canned chiles. ** You can also use light fish broth in place of the water. ** The egg yolk should be at room temperature. ++ To prepare the mussels, place in a large pot together with the garlic, orange zest, chipotle, and water. Cover, bring to a boil and steam for 4 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and let sit for 5 minutes; mussels should then be open. Remove the mussels and keep covered in a warm place. Reduce the liquid by half and add the oil and orange juice. Divide the mussels on the half-shell evenly between soup plates and add the broth. Garnish each bowl with 1 Tbls of Orange Mayonnaise and 3 sprigs of cilantro. ORANGE MAYONNAISE: Beat the egg yolk in a glass or stainless steel bowl until light and lemon colored. Transfer to a blender and add the oil drop by drop fro the first 1/4 of a cup, then the remainder in a slow steady stream, mixing at high speed until emulsified. Add the other sauce ingredients and blend together. Let sit for at least 1 hour to allow the orange flavor to develop. From The Coyote Cafe Cookbook by Mark Miller


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