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Mussels In Tomato Sauce

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These mussels in a rich beer and tomato infused sauce make a great party starter!
Ingredients
  Unsalted butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canola oil 1 Tablespoon
  Yellow onion 1 Medium, slice
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), mince
  Fennel seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Bay leaves 2 Medium
  Dark large beer 1 Bottle (1 l)
  Chunky tomato 1 Can (10 oz), undrained (Hunt's sweet onion chunky tomatoes)
  Cracked black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Kosher salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mussels 2 1⁄2 Kilogram, washed and debearded
Directions

MAKING
1. Heat a Dutch oven or large pan over medium-high heat. Add butter and canola oil in it.
2. Throw yellow onion, garlic, fennel seeds and bay leaves in. Stir and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
3. Pour in beer and empty in sweet onion chunky tomatoes. Stir.
4. Add ground black pepper and salt to it. Stir well and cook uncovered for about 5-7 minutes.
5. Add mussels to the pan, cover with a tight fitting lid and cook for 6-10 minutes, or until mussels' shell open.
6. Using a slotted spoon, remove mussels from pan and keep them on a plate, leaving the liquid in pan. Discard mussels that have not opened.
7. Now, remove the cover, increase the heat and cook until the liquid is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
8. Pour the sauce over mussels.

SERVING
9. Serve mussels in tomato sauce immediately with crusty bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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