Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Adapted from NZ cookbook

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan.
  2. Add chopped onion, and garlic and cook until clear.
  3. Add parsley and chilli and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Increase heat and add lemon juice, wine and water and bring to the boil.
  5. Add tomatoes.
  6. Bring to boil.
  7. Add cleaned mussels and cook covered over a moderate heat for about 5 minutes.
  8. Discard any mussels that have not opened.
  9. Remove the top shell from each mussel.
  10. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Thank you so much Evie! What a terrific way to use mussels. Dugan isn't a fan of tomato based soups but had two bowls of this. It was the nicest meal I have had in ages. Thank you so much.

Pot Scrubber May 05, 2007

Scrumptious! I used some prepared NZ mussels so didn't have the lower half of the shells for presentation but the taste was outstanding! I used a whole dried chipotle chili with seeds rather than fresh chili which made it quite spicy but chipotle was a great match for the recipe. I served along with some sliced french stick bread.

Peter J March 23, 2007

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