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Mussels with Tomato

Mussels with Tomato and Chilli
Written by Josh P

Mussels with Tomato is a slight adaption on the classic Moules Mariniere. Using tomatoes adds another lovely flavour and texture to the traditional wine, garlic and onions recipe. I also include chillies in this recipe as I like a little heat and the mussels can handle the flavour. Served as a main dish with fresh crusty bread for moppin g up the sauce is an essential.

Mussels with Tomato and Chilli

Mussels with Tomato and Chilli

Lovely flavours in a quick recipe.
4.66 from 63 votes
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Course: Main Dish, Starter
Cuisine: Australian, French
Keyword: Alcohol, Chili, Fruit, mussels, Seafood, Vegetables
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 331kcal



  • Place a large deep pan over a medium heat.
  • Add the olive oil and allow to heat up.
  • Add sliced onion, grated garlic and sliced chilli to the hot oil.
  • Cook until the onion is lovely and soft, about 3 minutes. Stir frequently to make sure nothing burns.
  • Add tomato puree/paste and cook for a further minute.
  • then add the tomatoes, lemon rind, lemon juice, sugar and wine to pan.
  • Stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  • Increase heat from medium to high to bring the sauce to a boil.
  • When it starts to boil reduce the heat back to medium. Helps to thicken the sauce.
  • Reduce the heat so the sauce simmers and continue to simmer, uncovered, for 8 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper accordingly.
  • Add the clean mussels to the sauce.
  • Cover and cook, shaking pan gently occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes or until the mussel open.
  • Any shells that have not opened should be thrown away.
  • Transfer the sauce and mussels into warmed bowls and sprinkle with the chopped parsley.


Sodium: 568mg | Calcium: 104mg | Vitamin C: 101mg | Vitamin A: 2741IU | Sugar: 11g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 1307mg | Cholesterol: 54mg | Calories: 331kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 12g | Protein: 26g | Carbohydrates: 26g | Iron: 9mg