Mussels in red pesto

Mussels in red pesto

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Cooking time

Prep: 2 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 1

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
311
protein
25g
carbs
11g
fat
15g
saturates
3g
fibre
0g
sugar
6g
salt
1.49g

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 small glass white wine
  • pinch crushed chilli flakes
  • 500g clean live mussels
  • 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2010

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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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