Mussel’s In a Mediterranean Spicy Sauce

  • Mussel’s In a Mediterranean Spicy Sauce
  • Mussel’s In a Mediterranean Spicy Sauce
  • Mussel’s In a Mediterranean Spicy Sauce
  • Mussel’s In a Mediterranean Spicy Sauce
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 x onion (diced)
  • 3 x tomatoes deseeded and diced
  • 1/3 cup tomato puree
  • 1 Tbls soft brown sugar
  • 1 tspn anchovy sauce
  • 1 Tbls tamarind sauce
  • 1-2 tspn crushed dry chilli (optional amount)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 kg fresh mussels

Method

1: Wash and remove the beards from the mussels, set aside.

2: In a large pot add the oil and sauté the onion and garlic, add the diced tomato, tomato puree Anchovy sauce, Tamarind Sauce, Brown sugar and chilli to taste.

3: Add chicken stock to the sauce and add the mussels. Mix well and place the lid on the pot. Once the Mussels have opened (which should take about 5-10minutes) they are ready to serve sprinkle lots of chopped parsley on top and enjoy.

Have plenty of fresh bread on the table to mop up all the yummy sauce!

Variation: Make some spaghetti and pour the sauce and mussels on top.

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  • Looks great and yummy, but if I dont have tamarind sauce could I just leave it out? Will have to try this!

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    by Jonathan Manallack on 09/01/2013, 20:23
    Jonathan Manallack
    • Hi Jonathan, don’t worry about the Tamarind sauce if you don’t have it just add a good squeeze of lemon juice instead. Enjoy

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      by Maria Vella on 09/01/2013, 20:52
      Maria Vella
  • Thank you Snjezana

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    by Maria Vella on 09/01/2013, 20:53
    Maria Vella
    • Nice picture Maria!

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      by Linda Bullard on 11/01/2013, 12:44
      Linda Bullard
  • These were the most delicious mussels I have ever eaten. The sauce is beautiful. It was not possible to stop dipping in the bread until all the sauce was gone.

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    by Frank Vella on 09/01/2013, 21:26
    Frank Vella
    • lol you could always convince the chef to double the sauce componant …. just for the dipping :D

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      by Helen Minns on 11/01/2013, 13:27
      Helen Minns
      • Great idea Helen, I might do that next time :)

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        by Maria Vella on 11/01/2013, 15:22
        Maria Vella
        • the things we do for our men eh? :D

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          by Helen Minns on 11/01/2013, 15:25
          Helen Minns
  • These Mussels taste fantastic

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    by Dina Spiteri on 11/01/2013, 07:55
    Dina Spiteri