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Serves :

Preparation Time :
20 minutes

Cooking Time :
20 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Warm the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onions, garlic, chili and bacon, and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Check the mussels carefully. Discard any that are open or do not close immediately when tapped on a work surface.
  • Add the mussels, tomatoes, wine, saffron, and salt and pepper to taste, and mix well. Place a tight - fitting lid on the pan and simmer for 5 minutes or until all the mussel shells have opened. Discard any mussels with shells that remain shut.
  • Add the parsley, stir well and serve at once.


  • 4 tablespoons Cooking oil
  • 4 onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 red chili, seeded and chopped
  • 300 grams chopped green bacon
  • 750 grams mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 1 kilogram chopped tomatoes
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • Good pinch of saffron threads
  • Handful of Italian parsley, roughly chopped salt and pepper

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