Mussels in a spicy tomato sauce

    Mussels in a spicy tomato sauce


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    About this recipe: For a light meal or lovely starter, simply add mussels to simmer (until opened) in this beautiful tomato sauce with butter, olive oil, garlic, shallots, capers, Italian seasoning and crushed chilli flakes, garnished with spring onions. Serve with fresh rocket salad and crusty bread for wiping up every last bit of sauce!

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
    • 1 tablespoon capers
    • 700g passata
    • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
    • 450g mussels, cleaned and debearded
    • 100g chopped spring onions

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Swirl olive oil into melted butter. Cook garlic, shallots and capers in oil and butter until shallots are translucent, about 5 minutes. Mix in passata, Italian seasoning and chilli flakes; stir until well incorporated. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low; allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
    2. Add mussels to the pan and cover tightly. Raise heat to medium high and cook until all mussels have opened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, garnish with chopped spring onions to serve. Discard any unopened mussels.

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