Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 20

Appears in
Casseroles: Le Cordon Bleu Home Collection

By Le Cordon Bleu

Published 1999

  • About

This superb Italian-sounding dish is said to have been created in San Francisco by Italian immigrants. A combination of fish and seafood with tomatoes and herbs, it is delicious served with crusty bread.


  • 750 ml (24 fl oz) white wine
  • 2 onions, finely chopped


  • Place the wine, half the onion, one bay leaf, two sprigs of thyme and the mussels in a large pan. Cover, bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the mussels from the pan with a slotted spoon and discard any that have not opened. Strain and reserve the cooking liquid.
  • Separate the leaves from the stems of basil and set aside. Make a herb bundle by tying th