Mussels make for a cheap, versatile and impressive addition to any dinner table. Super easy and quick to prepare, they’re also a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals. These Italian-style mussels are drenched in a delicious tomato, garlic and fresh herb sauce, so have plenty of crusty bread on hand for mopping up.


  • 1kg fresh black mussels, scrubbed and de-bearded

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 Tbsp red chilli, sliced

  • ½ bunch of basil, leaves torn

  • ½ bunch parsley, leaves torn

  • 1 cup verjuice or white wine

  • 1 cup tomato passata

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil

  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

  • Crusty bread, to serve


  • 1.

    Heat olive oil in a large pot (with a lid) over medium to high heat

  • 2.

    Add mussels and cook for 1 minute, then add garlic, onion, verjuice, tomato passata, basil, lemon zest and juice and chilli. Season with salt and pepper

  • 3.

    Cover with a lid and cook for 3-5 minutes, shaking the pot occasionally to make all the mussels get a turn in the sauce

  • 4.

    Discard any unopened shells, then ladle sauce and mussels in to serving bowls and sprinkle with parsley

  • 5.

    Serve with crusty bread

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Posted by ChollaReport
i cant take this bloke seriously anymore.
the activated almonds put him in the elite *** class.
Posted by ZainReport
hi, i didnt try it yet but im sure its fantastic tast .garlic and mussels are perfect for me .it looks lovely .
Posted by Report
hmmm almost seems needs some pasta to go with it...maybe some rigatte no5