Serves: 4


  • 8 oz. fresh or frozen shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails intact
  • 8 oz. fresh mussels in shells, beards removed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


1.Thaw scallops and shrimp if frozen then rinse and pat dry.

2.Scrub mussels. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups water and 3 tablespoons salt then add mussels and let soak for 15 minutes. Drain, rinse and repeat twice.

3.Heat oil in a large saucepan then sauté garlic and onion until tender.

4.Stir in cumin, cinnamon, ground red pepper and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

5.Add broth, tomatoes, saffron and bring to boiling.

6.Add scallops, shrimp and mussels. Return to boiling then reduce heat and simmer, covered for 5 minutes or until mussel shells open.

7.Garnish with cilantro and serve.


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