Mussles & slice bread

Mussels in spicy tomato sauce

A delicious and nutritious starter that’s quick to make

  • 500 g fresh mussels
  • – 150g passata
  • – 3 shallots
  • – 1 garlic clove
  • – ½ red chilli
  • – 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • – 150mls low salt vegetable stock (made up as per instructions)
  • – ground black pepper for seasoning
  • – rapeseed oil
  • – handful of fresh basil
  1. Place the mussels in a bowl of running cold water and scrape off any beards or barnacles.
  2. If any of the shells are open, discard
  3. Finely chop the shallots and garlic clove and prepare the chilli pepper by de-seeding and slicing thinly
  4. Lightly spray the bottom of a large saucepan with rapeseed oil
  5. Gently sauté the shallots and garlic clove then add the fresh chilli
  6. Add in the vegetable stock, passata, black pepper and a sprinkle of chilli flakes depending on how hot you like it
  7. Bring the liquid to the boil and then set to a gentle simmer with the lid on
  8. Scatter a handful of basil leaves into the mixture
  9. Drain the mussels and gently lower into the simmering liquid. No need to mix, just pop the lid on and let the mussels steam in the liquid for 5 minutes
  10. Check that all the mussels have opened and discard any that haven’t. Pop the lid on and give the pan a gentle shake to coat the mussels in the liquid
  11. Serve into a bowl and enjoy with some wholesome bread

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