The problem is every recipe I have found usually takes a huge amount of work. I am a housewife, I should have plenty of time to spend in the kitchen making scrumptious dinners. Honestly, about 90% of my day is simply doing damage control on the house. I have a toddler who thinks he’s a sherpa and and that anything higher off the ground than 2 feet must be the Himalayas.
I first discovered this particular variation of Billi Bi, or Saffron Mussel Chowder, in a restaurant perched atop the Rocky Mountains in Telluride, Colorado. Never mind the altitude, the lack of oxygen, or the breath taking scenery, I nearly lost my breath with the first spoonful of this rich and decadent soup. Ok, well maybe it was the lack of oxygen after all…..