Mussels with Tomato and Garlic

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

mmmmm mussels, I prefer cultivated mussels because they don't have all the sand and gritty stuff that the regular ones do (cleaning is a breeze). Serves 4 as an appetizer or two for lunch...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil on a medium heat in a large saucepan with lid (large enough to hold the mussels).
  2. Add the garlic and cook stirring constantly for about one minute.
  3. Add the onion, celery, and tomato and cook until the onions and celery are tender.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the wine and cook an additional 10 minutes, adding water if required to prevent the sauce from becoming too thick.
  6. Add the mussels stirring to coat, cover, and cook until the shells open (5 to 10 minutes).
  7. Spoon the mussels and sauce into four bowls and sprinkle with parsley.


Most Helpful

I made this recipe without the celery and added in thinly sliced serrano peppers while the tomato and onions cooked. Then I threw on some fresh sliced peppers at the end. This was a hit. A very nice, deep, complex flavor with some kick. I like this recipe because of the tomato...I think it's what's missing in most of the other mussel recipes.

Long Ta February 11, 2007

Very good and easy - served over linguini and it was very satisfying.

Caz December 19, 2003

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