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green lipped goddess..." mussels with pesto sauce"

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Mike Chetty

My super-fast scrumptious family feeds for busy week-nights.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For green lipped goddess..." mussels with pesto sauce"

  • 1 kg
    new zealand green lipped mussels
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted
  • 1
    leek,finely sliced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine
  • 2 Tbsp
    basil pesto
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 lg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

How To Make green lipped goddess..." mussels with pesto sauce"

  • 1
    wash the mussels in several changes of cold water,then using a small knife,remove the beards.
  • 2
    melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan,add leeks and saute for 5 minutes until soft. add crushed garlic and cook for another minute. add the oregano,wine and pesto,bring mixture to the boil.
  • 3
    add mussels,cover pan and steam for 5-10 minutes,stirring occasionally,or until mussels open,discard any that don't open. add cream to sauce season with salt and pepper.
  • 4
    divide mussels into serving bowls and cover with the broth. serve with lemon wedges and crusty bread on the side to mop up the sauce.
  • 5
    TIP....when buying live mussels,choose ones with tightly closed shells that are not broken in any way.Mussels need to be well scrubbed under cold running water and their tough fibrous beards removed.

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