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Serves 4 as a starter or light main course

Mussel broth with potatoes and saffron

Serves 4

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Ingredients to serve 2:

*A generous glug of olive oil

*1 red onion, thickly sliced

*1 small fennel bulb, cut into chunky slices

Spring leek and mussel vinaigrette

Serves 4

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Fish is an integral part of our diets, but there's a lot of confusion surrounding the question about which species we should or shouldn't be eating. Good-quality fishmongers will always have information about which fish are suitable to eat, but that may not be the case if you're buying from a supermarket fish counter, where knowledgeable labour is limited. On the whole, I firmly believe we could and should be more experimental with our fish buying, as there are so many delicious lesser-known varieties of fish waiting to be explored – the problem is so often in the name: if you haven't heard of it, you're less likely to buy it.

Mussel and sprouting broccoli risotto

Serves 4

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<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/eat-mussels--a.html">Eat: Mussels - a myth debunked</a>

Apparently Jane Grigson said it first, in her 1973 book Jane Grigson's Fish Cookery. After cooking, "throw away any mussels that refuse to open".

Moules marini&egrave;res

Serves 4-6
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