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Cajun mussels

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Number of Servings: 3
Source: www.exclusivelyrecipes.com
Preparation Time: 15mins
Cooking Time: 20mins

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  • 1 1⁄2 lb fresh blue cultured mussels
  • 2 1⁄2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 stalk, celery, chopped
  • 1⁄2 green bell pepper, pith removed and sliced
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1⁄4 cup dry white wine
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1⁄2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • small handful parsley sprigs


1.    Rise fresh blue cultured mussels in tap water.
2.    In a large saucepan or skillet, heat the oil (1/2 tbsp). Stir-fry onions, celery, green pepper and garlic (1 clove) until tender crisp.
3.    Add mussels and tomato sauce mixture. Cover and bring to a boil in a pot. Add wine and water (1/4 cup). Cook, stirring constantly, until all the mussels open completely, about 5 minutes. Discard any unopened mussels.

1.    Heat oil (2 tbsp) in medium saucepan. Add garlic (1 clove), sauté for 1 minute.
2.    Add tomato sauce, water (1/4 cup), Worcestershire sauce, herbs and spices.
3.    Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes.
4.    Pour sauce over mussels and serve on a large warm plate garnished with lemon wedges and parsley sprigs.


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