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Mussles in a Maltese Fish Sauce



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Mussles in a Maltese Fish Sauce

  • 1200 g Fresh mussels, cleaned and debearded
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 120 g onion, quartered
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 8 sprigs parsley, leaves only
  • 1 cans tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoons Dried chilli, increase or leave out depending on heat preference
  • 50 grams red wine, or can use white wine or beer
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoons Vegetable stock paste
  • 60 grams pickled capers
  • 60 grams black olives
  • 2 leaves bay leaf
  • pinch pepper, ground
  • 2 sprigs parsley, for garnishing
  • 6
    Preparation 5min
  • 7
  • 8
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 6
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place onions, garlic, parsley and olive oil in the mixing bowl, select 5 sec/speed 5.
  2. Scrape down the mixing bowl and saute for 5 mins/98°C/speed
  3. Scrape the bottom of the mixing bowl to ensure none of the mixture doesn't sick to the bottom.
  4. Add canned tomotoes, dried chilli, tomato paste, red wine, sugar, bay leaves and vegetable stock to the mixing bowl
  5. Place the lid on the mixing bowl without the MC, placing the veroma dish on top. Weigh 1.2 kgs of mussles and put the lid in place. Set to steam for 15mins/Varoma/Speed 1
  6. Remove varoma from the mixing bowl placing asside for the moment, adding olives, capers and pepper to the mixing bowl. Add the steam basket to the top of the lid and set to 12mins/varoma/speed 1 to reduce and cook the sauce out a little.
  7. While the sauce is reducing, check the mussles and arrange on a serving dish leaving them in their shells.
  8. Pour sauce over the top of the mussles finishing with reserved parsley, tearing them between your fingers as you sprinkle them.

    Serve and enjoy with a good crusty bread!!

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You can substitute parsley for basil.

To enjoy on pasta - at step 7, you can remove the mussles from their shells and enjoy with a bowl of cooked pasta

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