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Rich Tomato and Red Wine Mussels

ingredients

serves 4
500 g mussels
2 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 shallots, finely chopped
8 plum tomatoes, peeled and chopped
175 ml red wine
salt and freshly ground black pepper
15 g pack fresh basil

method

1. Clean the mussels by scraping off any barnacles, detaching any beards and scrubbing the shells. Discard any open mussels that do not close when lightly tapped. Put to one side in a bowl of salted cold water.

2. Heat the oil in a heavy based pan and saute the garlic and shallots until soft.

3. Stir in the tomatoes and wine and reduce gently.

4. Season to taste.

5. Cook the mussels according to the instructions on the pack.

6. Serve the mussels on top of the tomato sauce sprinkled with the basil leaves.

What did you think?

11 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Not enough info
posted by ben @ 12:15PM, 8/04/07
A little more information on how to cook this dish would have helped. we bought the mussels fresh so "cooking the mussels according to the instructions on the pack" really did'nt help. otherwise a very good dish.
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posted by trish @ 04:53PM, 3/29/08
Added a little chili to the tomato sauce, loved the recipe and was really easy! first time i had cooked live mussels.
So how?
posted by amy @ 10:37AM, 7/01/10
But what if I bought them on the market? they don't have instructions on the pack....

Go to Supermarket and read instructions.
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