Mussels with basil (Calabria)

Ingredients for 6 people:

Difficoltà e costo
  • 1.5 kg of mussels
  • 100 ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 300 grams of peeled tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 chopped basil leaves
  • a hot chili pepper
  • salt


Clean the mussels, put them in a pot with a lid and cook on slow fire until they open.

Remove from the heat, remove the mussels from their shells and set the filtered cooking water aside.

In a large skillet, saute the garlic in oil; add the chopped tomatoes and the basil leaves.

Season with salt and add the mussels with their cooking liquid. Sprinkle with chilli and cook for 5 minutes.

Serve hot, with croutons.

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