About this recipe:Tomatoes and garlic are essential to this dish, which is light, fresh and full of flavour. A perfect preparation for mussels if you like to avoid the cream and butter so prominent in many other recipes.
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 shallots, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon tomato purée
36 mussels - cleaned and debearded
small handful fresh chopped basil
small handful fresh chopped oregano
2 tomatoes, chopped
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:20min › Ready in:35min
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook shallots and garlic in oil until soft. Stir in chopped tomatoes, tomato purée and the mussels. Season with basil and oregano. Cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in fresh tomatoes. Cover, and simmer 5 minutes. Discard any mussels that have not opened their shells. Using a slotted spoon, place mussels in bowls and pour sauce over the top. Serve with crusty bread to mop up the delectable juices.