Mussels in Tomato Broth
INGREDIENTS
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. Wash mussels & remove beards.
  2. Soak mussels for about 30 minutes in cold water containing the handful salt & flour (this will remove any sand left inside).
  3. Melt butter in a medium sized pot & saute onions til clear.
  4. Add garlic & stir for another minute.
  5. Add tomato, oregano, salt & pepper and cook until tomato is soft.
  6. Add wine & bring to a slow boil.
  7. Add mussels, cover & steam for 6- 8 minutes, stirring occasionally until mussels are open.
  8. **Discard any mussels that do not open!!**
  9. Divide into serving bowls & cover with broth.