Mussels a la Grecque

Mussels a la Grecque

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Servings: 4
Calories: 242


  • 2 pints mussels
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 floz white wine
  • Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 shallot or 2 spring onions chopped
  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp crushed oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • Black olives to garnish


  • Scrub the mussels and discard any with broken shells, or which do not shut when tapped with a knife.
  • Put them into a large saucepan with the onion, wine and lemon juice. Cover and cook quickly until the mussels open, discarding any that do not.
  • Remove the mussels from their shells and leave to cool. Reserve the cooking liquid.
  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the garlic and the shallot, or spring onions. Cook gently, until golden brown.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, spices and herbs. Season to taste and blend in the reserved liquor from the mussels. Bring this mixture to the boil and allow to boil rapidly, until the tomatoes are soft and the liquid is reduced by half. Remove the bay leaf.
  • Allow the sauce to cool, then stir in the mussels. Chill well and serve garnished with black olives.
Calories: 242 kcal
Carbohydrates: 17 g
Protein: 17 g
Fat: 10g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 34 mg
Sodium: 358 mg
Potassium: 897 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 6 g
Vitamin A: 1648 IU
Vitamin C: 36 mg
Calcium: 80 mg
Iron: 6 mg
Ingredients Fish & Seafood, Mussels
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