Mediterranean-style mussels

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

2 Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 14 minutes
Mediterranean-style mussels

Yvonne Duivenvoorden

If you've never cooked mussels, trust us - they're a cinch (and easy on the budget). After a quick scrub, they're ready for simmering in our garlicky tomato sauce.


Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 ripe plum tomatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp drained capers
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 500 g mussels

Instructions

  • Chop onion. Mince garlic. Heat oil in a large, wide saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Stirring often, cook for 3 min. Meanwhile, coarsely chop tomatoes and pepper. Add to onion along with capers. Sprinkle with seasonings. Stir often until tomatoes start to break down, 5 to 7 min.
  • Chop onion. Mince garlic. Heat oil in a large, wide saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Stirring often, cook for 3 min. Meanwhile, coarsely chop tomatoes and pepper. Add to onion along with capers. Sprinkle with seasonings. Stir often until tomatoes start to break down, 5 to 7 min.
  • Meanwhile, scrub mussels and pull off beards. Discard any that are open. Stir into thickened tomato mixture. Cover and cook until most mussels open, about 6 min. Stir halfway through cooking. Discard any mussels that are not open after 6 min. Taste and add salt if needed. Serve in wide soup bowls with crusty bread for dipping.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 197,
  • Protein
  • 11 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21 g,
  • Fat
  • 9 g,
  • Fibre
  • 4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 266 mg.