Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mussels with Tomatoes and Chilli

This is a really quick and easy dish to make and is on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Nothing tastier than fresh mussels steamed in a broth of fresh tomatoes, white wine, chilli and kaffir lime leaves which add such an amazing flavour to the meal.  

Served with crusty bread this is a wonderfully feeling meal for event he fusiest seafood eaters.

Mussels with Tomatoes and Chilli

Serves: 4
ProPoints per serve: 6

1 kilogram fresh mussels
4 cloves garlic, finely sliced
2 red chillis, finely sliced (remove seeds for less heat)
2 spring onions, sliced
5 tomatoes, diced
3 kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced
1/2 cup dry white wine
freshly ground black pepper

Clean mussels and remove beards.  Disregard any mussels that are open prior to cooking - tap on benchtop to see if they will close.

Using a large wok or saucepan, heat oil over high heat add garlic and chilli.  Cook for 1 - 2 minutes or until fragrant.  Add spring onions, tomatoes, lime leaves, wine and season with pepper.  Stir for 3 - 5 minutes or until boiling.

Add mussels, toss and then cover with a lid.  Allow mussels to steam for 8 - 10 minutes.

Serve, removing any shells that have not opened.

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1 comment:

Aarthi said...

Awesome dish..I would surely love to give it a try..Thank you so much for posting it..