Masterclass mussels steamed in red wine

Masterclass mussels steamed in red wine

Prepare the ingredients ahead, so you just need a few minutes to cook the mussels.

By , 21 September 2015
Masterclass mussels steamed in red wine
  • Ready in: 25 mins
  • Serves: 2
  • Price: £2.20 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 570g serving contains
  • Fat 12.7
    18%
  • Sat Fat 2.1
    11%
  • Sugar 4.8
    5%
  • Salt 2
    33%
  • Cals 411
    21%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 302kJ/72kcal.
Ingredients
  • 500g mussels
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 100g baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 2 wine glasses of red wine
  • 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 very thick slices of bread from a white bloomer loaf
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • Ground black pepper
Method
  • Scrub the mussels with a vegetable brush under cold running water and pull off any beards. Discard any that don’t close when tapped.

  • Pre-heat the gril. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pan. Add the shallots, tomatoes and sugar, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the wine, chilli and parsley and season well. Allow to bubble for 30 seconds, then add the mussels.

  • Cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the mussels have opened and are cooked.

  • Meanwhile, cut 2 very thick slices of bread from a white bloomer loaf and toast on both sides. Immediately rub both sides of the toast with a peeled garlic clove. Drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil, then sprinkle on a little chopped parsley and freshly ground black pepper.

  • Serve with the steamed mussels.

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