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Steamed chilli mussels with tomato sauce



2 portion(s)

Tomato sauce

  • 2 large handfuls flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons large handfuls basil leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 cm piece of ginger, peeled
  • 1 Long Red Chili
  • 1 small Spanish onion, peeled, cut in ½
  • 1 sweet chilli, seeds removed
  • 15 g olive oil
  • 15 g Salted butter
  • 1000 grams mussels
  • 1 punnet grape tomatoes, halved
  • 250 g tomato passatta
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6
    Preparation 15min
  • 7
  • 8
    • 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 parsley and basil in  and chop 3 seconds, speed 7.  Transfer to a serving bowl.

    Place garlic & chili in  and chop 3 seconds, speed 7.

    Place onion and sweet chilli into  and chop 3 seconds, speed 5.

    Scrape down sides of bowl, add butter and olive oil and saute 5 minutes, varoma, .

    Meanwhile, prepare mussels by wiping the shells and removing beards. Grab the beard between thumb and pointer and pull very hard away from the hinge of the mussel.  Add mussels to the varoma dish.

    Add tomatoes, passatta, half of the herbs and plenty of pepper to  Secure varoma in place.  Cook 10 minutes, varoma, speed 2.

    Transfer any open mussles to serving bowl and steam remaining mussels for further 2 minutes.  Be careful not to overcook.  

    Transfer remaining mussels to the serving dish and pour over the tomato sauce, herbs and lots more black pepper.

    If you want a runnier sauce, add more passata. 

    Serve with crusty bread and a crisp green salad.


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