Sunday, May 06, 2007

Mussels With Tomato Sauce

Went to this Belgium restaurant the other days with Shawn and Jay in London, and had this wonderful mussels with tomato sauce. Even since then, I have been having cravings for mussels.

In order to please my tummy, I decided to cook it myself. Here are the steps:
Heats up some olive oil in a pot. Once it is hot, throw in finely chopped garlic (3 cloves) and onions(2 medium size ones). After the chopped onions are translucent, put in some thinly sliced celery (5-6 sticks) and fry iit for a while. After that, add a can of chopped tomatoes, a few fresh tomatoes and 2 cups of water into the pot. For seasoning, 2-3 bay leaves and crushed black pepper and salt (to taste).

Then, add in the mussels. Simmer it till the sauce is reduced.

Instead of baked bean on toast, tried it with mussels on toast:

Something is missing from my version of mussels with tomato sauce; it does not have a slight sour taste in the sauce. This probably causes by not having red wine as part of the ingredients. Ah, well, it is still good, considering it is 3 times cheaper than the restaurant version.



At May 09, 2007 7:36 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try adding 2 tabsp tomato puree

At May 17, 2007 1:25 am, Blogger BengChuan said...

ano: thanks for the tip :)


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