Starters Serve: 4
500g of frozen seafood mussels ( no shell)
2 tablespoon of olive oil
3 tablespoon of unsalted butter
6 garlic cloves minced
8 chopped ripe tomatoes
1 red chili pepper
1 shallots finely chopped
4 cups of water
1 fish cube
2 tablespoon of fresh basil or dried
Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Parsley for garnish
On medium heat in a reasonably sized pot. Melt the butter and add the oil. Sauté shallots until soften. Add the garlic and stair for 1 min.
Add the tomatoes, salt, black pepper, chilli and basil. Cook until tomatoes are soften.
Dissolve the fish cube in one cup of hot water, add to the pot with the remaining water, and let it simmer for 5 min.
Place the mussels into the pot, cover and simmer for another 10- 15 min.
Serve in bowls. Garnish with parsley and serve with butter and bread.