Fresh Mussel Vinaigrette with Red Onions & Plum Tomatoes

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  • Serves: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Fresh Mussel Vinaigrette with Red Onions & Plum Tomatoes


  • 1kg fresh mussels, cleaned of barnacles and de-bearded
  • 200mls fish stock
  • 100mls dry white wine
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small red onions, very finely sliced
  • 1small red pepper, diced, small cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 large fresh, ripe plum tomatoes, chopped, 1cm
  • 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • salt
  • ground white pepper
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar

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  • First open the mussels. Bring the stock and white wine to the boil, add the cleaned mussels and cover.
  • Occasionally stir the mussels to ensure all are opened, do not overcook, or the mussels or they will become tough.
  • Place into a strainer, and carefully remove all the flesh, checking there are no bits of gristle or sand particles. Discard any unopened ones.
  • Heat the oil and add the onions, peppers and garlic cover and soften slightly, about 15 minutes.
  • Place into a bowl; add the mussels, tomatoes, parsley, basil, salt, pepper and vinegar. Mix well, but carefully.
  • Adjust the seasoning if needed and serve when ready, either straight away or well chilled.