Mussels in red pesto
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 1
Mussels are full of omega-3, iron and protein - try yours cooked in red pesto and wine
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.
MUSSELS IN BEER
Instead of wine, cook mussels in a glass of white Belgian beer, such as Hoegaarden, and swap the pesto for grainy mustard. Serve with chips.