If you can handle spice and love seafood then here is a recipe for you to try. It’s delicious. Mussels are super cheap to buy so take advantage of it and give it a try
500g – 1kg fresh mussels – cleaned
2 x 400g chopped tomatoes
1 x onion – diced
2 x garlic cloves – crushed
1 x red chilli
In a medium-sized pan, heat the olive oil and slowly sweat off the onions and garlic and chilli. Season with a little salt. Once the onions are soft add your chopped tomatoes. Season with salt and bring the tomato mix to the boil and turn to a simmer. Cook on a low heat for around 20 minutes. Transfer to a blender and blitz until smooth. Add the tabasco sauce drop by drop for your heat preference. Keep the sauce warm ready for use.
For the mussels take a large pan and place on a high heat. Let the pan get extremely hot then place in the mussels. Add a splash of water to steam them open, placing on a lid if you have one.
Once the mussels start to open pour them out into a colander and add back to the pan. Fold in the tomato sauce and serve immediately with lemon garnish.
Tip: Make sure the mussels are closed when you start cooking them, if opened, throw away.