Spicy mussels with lightly flavoured garlic bread

Spicy mussels with lightly flavoured garlic bread

Keep your cooking caliente with these delicious Spicy mussels with lightly flavoured garlic bread. This Spanish-inspired recipe is sure to add some fire to your palate. 

Spicy mussels with lightly flavoured garlic bread

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 30

Ingredients

  • Spicy sauce
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive or avocado oil
  • 2 fresh red chillies, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 10ml (2 tsp) paprika
  • 1 x 400g tin whole peeled tomatoes
  • Maldon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Mussles
  • 100ml water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • pinch salt
  • 1kg mussel halves, cleaned
  • Garlic bread
  • 1 baguette loaf, sliced 45ml (3 tbsp) butter
  • 1 head of garlic, cut in half across the cloves

Instructions

1

For the spicy sauce, heat a saucepan on medium heat and add the olive oil, chilli and bell peppers, and fry, about 3 minutes. Add the paprika and fry for a further 2 minutes while stirring.

2

Add the whole peeled tomatoes and cook until the sauce reduces by half. Season and keep warm.

3

For the mussels, bring the water, bay leaf and salt to a boil in a large covered pan. Add the mussels, place the lid back on the pan and cook, 4 – 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

4

To make the garlic bread, butter the French loaf slices on one side and place the buttered sides on a hot, non-stick griddle pan to grill until golden brown, about 3 – 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and rub with the garlic to lightly flavour. To serve, add the mussels to the spicy sauce and serve with the garlic bread for dipping.

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