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The freshly cooked mussels are today’s recipe which you ll find surprisingly quick and simple to prepare.
This is a 297 calories dish with less than 4% saturated fat
1kg of fresh mussels
4tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tbsp sun-dried tomato puree
450g vine tomatoes chopped
1tsp fresh lemon thyme leaves chopped OR parsley or dill.
1_Wash the mussels under cold running water, pulling away the “beards & discarting any broken shells.
2_Warm the oil in a large saucepan and fry the garlic for only 30 seconds.
Add the sun-dried tomato puree and 4 tbsp of water.
3_Add the chopped tomatoes and half the amount of thyme To the pan with plenty of black pepper and a little salt
Bring to the boil and cook for a few minutes until the tomatoes have softened a little.
4_Add the mussels, cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes, shaking the pan frequently, until the mussels have opened
REMEMBER! You should discard any that remain closed
5_ Serve in shallow bowls, topped with the remaining thyme OR replace it with parsley or dill.