Mediterranean-style mussels

Mediterranean-style mussels

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1 onion
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 ripe plum tomatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp drained capers
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 500 g mussels

 

METHOD

 

  • Chop onion. Mince garlic. Heat oil in a large, wide saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Stirring often, cook for 3 min. Meanwhile, coarsely chop tomatoes and pepper. Add to onion along with capers. Sprinkle with seasonings. Stir often until tomatoes start to break down, 5 to 7 min.
  • Chop onion. Mince garlic. Heat oil in a large, wide saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Stirring often, cook for 3 min. Meanwhile, coarsely chop tomatoes and pepper. Add to onion along with capers. Sprinkle with seasonings. Stir often until tomatoes start to break down, 5 to 7 min.
  • Meanwhile, scrub mussels and pull off beards. Discard any that are open. Stir into thickened tomato mixture. Cover and cook until most mussels open, about 6 min. Stir halfway through cooking. Discard any mussels that are not open after 6 min. Taste and add salt if needed. Serve in wide soup bowls with crusty bread for dipping

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