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Mussels in red pesto

Mussels in red pesto

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 2 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 1
Mussels are full of omega-3, iron and protein - try yours cooked in red pesto and wine

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories311
  • fat15g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre0g
  • protein25g
  • salt1.49g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 1 small glass white wine
  • pinch crushed chilli flakes
  • 500g clean live mussels

    Mussels

    mus-sels

    Once regarded as the poor relation of the shellfish family because of their small size and…

  • 2 tbsp red pesto
  • crusty bread, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the shallot for 4-5 mins until softened. Pour in the wine, add the chilli flakes and bubble for 2 mins.

  2. Add the mussels. Cover and cook for 5 mins until all the shells have opened. Discard any that remain closed. Stir in the red pesto and toss well. Tip into a large bowl and serve with crusty bread.

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Comments (6)

jfowler12's picture
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This is a nice way to have mussels, particularly if you like a bit of spice! When I make these next time, I will fry some celery, carrot and garlic along with the shallots, for some added vegetable presence.

lizleicester's picture
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Made this without the red pesto so that it was dairy free and they were still delicious.

lizleicester's picture
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Made this without the red pesto so that it was dairy free and they were still delicious.

mrnmrsparty's picture
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I made this last night for dinner, it was bloomin lovely and totally satisfying with a garlic and parsley ciabatta. yum yum!

donnavosper's picture
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absolutely gorgeous and very easy! have cooked on many occasions as a hearty starter beaut!!!

newmanor1's picture
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Did this ... not with live mussels but with shelled mussels already prepared, we found it absolutely delicious ... I did add a few prawns and flash fried them with the mussel meat, then put them in the Red Pesto sauce ... crusty bread and butter ... lovely

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