Thursday, 22 November 2012

Mediterranean Mussels
Mediterranean Mussels

 An elegant appetiser or meal for any day of the week!
Easy and on the dinner table in less than 30min!
High in protein and very low in fat!

3 lb fresh mussels
1/3 cup oatmeal
1tbsp EVOO
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 tsp red chili flakes
1/2 tomato, minced
1 lemon, juiced
salt & pepper to taste

Remove mussels from the container they come in and place in a large bowl, sprinkle oatmeal over them and fill the bowl with cold water.  Let sit for 10min  while you prepare everything else. *This oatmeal  causes the mussels to spit out any sand they have inside them.

With the water running lightly scrub the mussels vigorously to remove any dirt clinging to the shell and cut or pull off the beards, if any.

Place in a clean bowl, large enough to hold them.

In a large sauce pot or wok heat oil on med. high and add garlic, onion and chili flakes.

Stir and saut√© to cook for 1 min. Add the mussels and stir allowing the bottom to distribute up to the top.   Sprinkle 3/4 of the parsley over the mussels and continue cooking another minute or two.

Add the lemon juice and continue cooking another 2-3 min. until all of the mussels open, taste for seasoning.

Discard any unopened mussels and sprinkle remaining parsley and tomatoes for garnish.

Serve with toasted garlic bread to soak up the broth.

Enjoy with love!


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