Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mussels in Tomato Broth - What's for Dinner?

mussels in tomato basil red wine broth

Prepare a broth with the following items and simmer for 5 minutes.
~1 cup of crushed tomatoes (fresh or canned)
~60 mL to half a cup of red wine, depending on taste
1/2 an onion, diced onion (can substitute with onion powder)
1 clove garlic, minced (can substitute with garlic powder)
1 tablespoon dried basil
Juice from a small lemon wedge
Salt and pepper to taste

Add in ~ 1lb live or frozen mussels and cook until mussels are cooked. If using live mussels, cook until the shells are open and discard any that remain closed. Top with chopped scallions and lemon wedge.

Optional: Brown onions and garlic prior to preparing the broth for extra flavour.

1 comment:

  1. there might be links to recipes, but the menu will mostly just be basic ideas for the dinners - often just based on what ever is in our fridge, freezer and cupboards Susannah Young