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Mussels with Rich Tomato Sauce

Cooking time: 20

Cooking method: Stove top


  • 24 New Zealand greenshell mussels – half shell

Rich tomato Sauce – makes approx. 600ml

  • 40ml olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 x 400g tins tomato puree
  • 6 ripe roma tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (roughly chopped, saving a small amount for garnish)
  • ½ tbsp fresh Italian parsley (roughly chopped)
  • Flaky sea salt & cracked black pepper pepper




Cooking instructions

  1. In a heavy based saucepan, sauté onions & garlic in the oil until soft & transparent. Add tomatoes & tomato puree, allowing sauce to come up to the boil, and then lower heat to a simmer, allowing the sauce to reduce & become thick. To finish the sauce, season to taste & stir in the fresh herbs.
  2. Warm the mussels in the sauce & serve in a bowl. This recipe serves 4 people.

Image and recipe courtesy Nurtured Seafood