Chilli Mussels
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
6 serves Serves: 6
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Serve these flavourful mussels with grainy bread to soak up the chilli tomato sauce.
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Ingredients

  • 500 g mussels
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1 red chilli, finely diced
  • 2 x 400g cans no-added-salt diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 6 slices wholemeal or multigrain bread

Method

  1. Clean and rinse mussels well.
  2. Place oil, onion, garlic and chilli into a saucepan and cook until just coloured.
  3. Add tinned tomatoes, sugar and mussels to the saucepan.
  4. Stir and simmer until mussels open, then remove from heat and throw out mussels that have not opened.
  5. Toast bread and serve on the side.

Recipe from More Deadly Tucker cookbook (2013), North Metropolitan Health Service © State of Western Australia, reproduced with permission. Order the More Deadly Tucker cookbook here.


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    Clean and rinse mussels well.
  • recipe step image
    Place oil, onion, garlic and chilli into a saucepan and cook until just coloured.
  • recipe step image
    Add tinned tomatoes, sugar and mussels to the saucepan.
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    Simmer until mussels open.
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    Toast bread and serve on the side.
Comment: Use gluten-free bread to make this dish gluten-free.

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Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 994 kJ 363 kJ
Protein 20.8 g 7.6 g
Fat, total 5.2 g 1.9 g
— saturated 1.2 g 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 23.7 g 8.6 g
— sugars 8.1 g 3 g
Sodium 782 mg 285 mg
Fibre 5.4 g 2 g

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