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Mussels in red pesto

Mussels in red pesto

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 1

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

  • Healthy
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal311
fat15g
saturates3g
carbs11g
sugars6g
fibre0g
protein25g
low insalt1.49g
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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

Method

  • 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.

RECIPE TIPS
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.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2010

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