Mussels in Tomato Broth
1 1/4 lbs mussels
handful of salt
handful of flour
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons onions, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tomato, chopped
1/4 teaspoon oregano
salt & freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup dry white wine
Wash mussels & remove beards.
Soak mussels for about 30 minutes in cold water containing the handful salt & flour (this will remove any sand left inside).
Melt butter in a medium sized pot & saute onions til clear.
Add garlic & stir for another minute.
Add tomato, oregano, salt & pepper and cook until tomato is soft.
Add wine & bring to a slow boil.
Add mussels, cover & steam for 6- 8 minutes, stirring occasionally until mussels are open.
**Discard any mussels that do not open!!**
Divide into serving bowls & cover with broth.