Steamed Mussels with Tomato, Basil, Cumin & Olive Oil

Preparation info

  • For

    Six

    Starters
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Sugar Club Cookbook

By Peter Gordon

Published 1997

  • About

Mussels are a fun dish to eat and they’re extremely tasty as well. The flesh is meaty and will hold its own with many flavours. The following simple recipe is a particular favourite of mine, but it does rely on using the ripest, best tomatoes. Make sure too that the mussels are fresh, and clean them thoroughly. Pull off any hairs and scrape away barnacles with the back of a blunt knife. Then wash them well in cold water, discarding any that are already open or have cracked shells. To store,