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Mussels In Tomato And Chilli Sauce

 
Type of Dish: Main
Serves:
6
Prep Time:
15 min
Marinating Time:
Cooking Time:
5 min
Primary Ingredient:
Best Suited for: Weeknight dinners

You need a high heat under a dish with a lid that seals the cooking vessel so the mussels steam. The baking dishes on quality modern barbecues like Everdure are perfect for cooking mussels, clams and pippies.

Goes Well With

Ingredients

  • 2
    kg
    Black Mussels
    beards removed, open shells discarded
  • 4
    whole
    Tomatoes
    very ripe, finely chopped
  • 2
    clove(s)
    Garlic
    peeled and finely chopped or crushed
  • 1
    whole
    Onion(s)
    small, peeled and finely diced
  • 3
    tbsp
    Olive Oil
  • 2
    whole
    Green Chilli
    medium finely slice (seeds left in for more heat)
  • 12
    whole
    Flat Leaf Parsley
    finely sliced
  • 12
    leaves
    Fresh Basil
    very finely sliced

Directions

  • 1 Soften the garlic and onion in the oil in a pot large enough to hold the mussels.
  • 2 Add the tomatoes and chillies and cook gently for about ten minutes until the tomatoes have broken down
  • 3 Turn the heat to high and add the mussels, placing the lid on the pot immediately.
  • 4 Cook for five minutes, shaking occasionally.
  • 5 Check that they have opened and cook for a minute or two more if most have not.
  • 6 Add the fresh herbs and black pepper.
  • 7 Serve immediately with crusty bread, discarding any unopened mussels.

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