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A Middle Eastern take on a New England classic, Golden Mussel Chowder is a great first course for any special occasion dinner. Using ground turmeric in the spice blend as well as roasting saffron threads briefly and crushing them before adding them to the soup contribute to the dish's golden color and exotic flavor palette.

As we mentioned earlier, we’re just a month out from Thanksgiving. Whoa. Every weekday afternoon between now and Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, we’ll feature a recipe that can add another dimension to your holiday table, or make you The Man if you’re just bringing a dish to a gathering.

A Middle Eastern take on a New England classic, Golden Mussel Chowder is a great first course for any special occasion dinner. Using ground turmeric in the spice blend as well as roasting saffron threads briefly and crushing them before adding them to the soup contribute to the dish’s golden color and exotic flavor palette. The caramelized bacon adds a sweet, crisp and smoky note without taking center stage.