West African-Influenced Mussels and Chips

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Recipes from Brixton Village

By Miss South

Published 2014

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Mussels are a great introduction to seafood. Easily available, simple to cook and packed with flavour – you can’t ask for more from your dinner. This recipe draws inspiration from the use of tomatoes and chilli peppers in West African cooking. It has an extra depth from the fantastically named alligator pepper.

Highly prized in West Africa, especially Nigeria where the Yoruba incorporate it into naming ceremonies for babies, this pepper comes in a dry pod that looks like an alligato