Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mussels with Tomato Sauce

Mussels with Tomato Sauce

1/2 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tomatoes
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 lb/900 grms. live mussles
1tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp fresh white bread crumbs
salt and pepper
chopped fresh parsley, to garnish


1. Place the onion , garlic & oil in a bowl.Cover & cook on High power for 3 min.

2. Cut a cross in the base of each tomato and place them in a small bowl  pour
    on boiling water & leave for about 45 seconds. Drain and then plunge into
    cold water then sins will slide off easily. Chop the tomatoes removing any
     hard cores

3. Add the tomatoes to the onion mixture, then cover and cook on high power
    for 3 minutes stir in the parsley and season to taste

4. Scrub the mussels well in several changes of cold water. Remove the taped
    sharply with back of a knife

5. Place the mussels in a large bowl. Add enough boiling water to cover them.
    Cover and cook  on high power for 2 minutes stirring halfway through until
    the mussels open. drain  well and remove the empty half of each shell.
    Arrange the mussels in 1 layer on a plate

6. Spoon the tomato sauce over each mussel. Mix the Parmesan cheese
    with the bread crumbs and sprinkle on top. Cook uncovered, on High power
     for 2 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve


Dry out the bread crumbs in the microwave for an extra crunchy topping. Spread them on a plate and cook on high power for 2 minutes, stirring once. Leaved to stand, uncovered

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