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Mussels with garlic & Pernod

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
17 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
12 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Make the most of seasonal ingredients - Mussels are easy, quick and very tasty! Perfect for entertaining when time is of the essence.

Ingredients

Mussels weighed with Shells

750 g

Calorie controlled cooking spray

5 spray(s)

Spring Onions

6 medium, finely chopped

Garlic

2 clove(s), finely sliced

Parsley, fresh

2 tablespoons, chopped

Pernod

100 ml, or vermouth

Vermouth, Sweet

100 ml

Vegetable stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), make up to 100ml with hot water

Instructions

  1. Discard any mussels that are damaged or that remain open when tapped. Spray a large saucepan with low fat cooking spray. Add the spring onions and garlic and cook gently for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the parsley, Pernod (or Vermouth) and stock. Simmer for 5 minutes without a lid.
  3. Tip the mussels into the saucepan and cover with the lid. Steam for 4-5 minutes, shaking the pan from time to time. Discard any mussels that fail to open, then share them between four bowls and serve with the liquid spooned over.