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Savoury Mussels        HT  CD  HD  30mins

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3 tbsp Olive oil

1 small Onion, chopped

2 Leeks, washed and thinly sliced

2  Tomatoes, skinned and chopped

1 clove finely chopped Garlic

4 sprigs Thyme

1 Bay leaf

A pinch Saffron

Salt  and Black pepper

125ml/5 fl.oz Dry White wine (check manufacture)

1 pint fresh Mussels

Freshly chopped Parsley to garnish




1. Heat the oil in a heavy pan and add the chopped onion and the white part of the leeks. Cook over a medium heat for a few minutes then add the tomatoes, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, saffron, salt, pepper and wine.


2. Cook until the mixture is reduced then add the mussels. Cover with a lid and continue to cook, shaking the pan occasionally until the shells open. Continue to cook for a further 5 minutes.


3. Remove the mussels from their shells, place them on a warmed serving platter and pour the strained stock over them.


4.  Serve hot or cold as a starter , sprinkled with chopped parsley.




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