Chilli Mussels

Title: Chilli Mussels
Broadcast: Episode 2, 8th July 18
Presenter: Theo Kalogeracos

To serve: 2-4


  • 500gm Mussels, cleaned & debearded
  • 50gm bacon cut into small pieces
  • 1 red onion cut into small slices
  • 2 cloves of Garlic (whole)
  • 500mls White Wine
  • 100gms of butter cut into pieces
  • 2 fresh Chilli’s cut into small thin pieces
  • 1 cup of chopped fine parsley
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Crusty Bread


  • Using a Wok on a medium flame, place 2 tablespoons of Olive oil and start cooking onions, garlic and bacon till the onions have softened and the bacon has gone slightly brown and crispy. (roughly 3-5 miunutes)
  • Add the Mussels to the Wok and toss so the Mussels are covered in onions and bacon.
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper and pour in the white wine and bring to the boil.
  • When it starts boiling, put the lid on the Wok and cook for 3-4 minutes then take off the flame.
  • Remove the lid (the Mussels should be open) Add the butter, fresh Chilli & chopped Parsley and stir though.

Dig in! start eating the Mussel meat, the bread is there for you to soak up all that beautiful liquid at the bottom, Yum!

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