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Mussels in Spicy Tomato Sauce
Easy
Minutes : 25
Serves : 2
Rich source of protein
These mussels in spicy tomato sauce are so good (and so simple to make, hello, one pot meals!) A simple sweat of aromatics, Calabrian chili pepper paste & crushed tomatoes, simmered to perfection and steamed with mussels.
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large shallot minced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Calabrian chili pepper paste
  • ▢1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound mussels
  • Dash of red wine vinegar optional
  • Handful of chopped parsley to garnish
  • Crusty bread to serve
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  • Wash your mussels under cool water, pat dry, set aside. In a deep pot with a drizzle of olive oil, sweat out shallot, garlic and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Next, add in your Calabrian chili pepper paste and sweat out. Then add in your crushed tomatoes and simmer for another few minutes.
  • Next, add in your wine and reduce for 2-3 minutes, then melt your butter in.
  • Once your sauce is all combined and the butter is melted throughout, add in the mussels, and stir well to toss with the sauce. Cover with a lid and steam until your mussels open, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and turn off the heat. Toss in chopped parsley. Serve with freshly cracked pepper and crusty bread to dip into your sauce!

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