Mussels with wine and tomatoes

The king of simple seafood dishes


Mussels with wine and tomatoes

  • 20minutes
  • Serves 4
  • EASY

PER SERVING 125 kcals, protein 13g, carbs 8.2g, fat 2.9g, sat fat 0.4g, fibre 1.3g, salt 0.7g



  • olive oil spray
  • onion 1, diced
  • celery 1 stick, diced
  • garlic 1 clove, finely chopped
  • fennel seeds 1 tbsp
  • white wine 100ml
  • bay leaf 1
  • chopped tomatoes 400g tin
  • mussels 1kg, cleaned and de-bearded
  • flat-leaf parsley roughly
  • chopped, to serve
  • crusty bread to serve
  • 1. Heat a spray of olive oil in large pan, soften the onion and celery for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and fennel seeds, cook for 2 minutes then add the wine and bay leaf.
  • 2.Reduce by half, add the tomatoes, season with pepper and simmer for 6-7 minutes. Add the mussels, cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes until all the mussels have opened. Scatter with parsley, serve with bread.