Mussel Mushroom in Sparkling Red Grape Juice
  • Mussels, with the shells, cleaned thoroughly-12
  • Button Mushrooms halved- ½ cup
  • Onion, minced-1/2 onion
  • Garlic minced-1tsp
  • Tomato paste-2 tbsp
  • Sparkling red grape juice- ½ cup
  • Orange peel, cut wide without the white part- 3 wide slices.
  • Olive oil- 1-2 tbsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Parsley chopped or cilantro chopped, for garnish- 1 handful
  1. Clean the shell of the mussels with a brush or paper towel and pick only the good ones.
  2. Heat a wide non-stick pan, when it gets hot, add olive oil.
  3. Add the onions, garlic and saute until translucent.
  4. Add the mushrooms and saute until mushrooms are tender.
  5. Add salt and ground pepper and give it a stir.
  6. Now, add the tomato paste and combine everything well.
  7. Add the sparkling grape juice and the orange peels to the veggies.
  8. When it starts to boil, add the cleaned mussels and close the pan with its lid.
  9. Let the mussels simmer for about 3 minutes.
  10. Transfer the mussels to a serving bowl, ladle the sauce over the mussels and garnish with Parsley or Cilantro.
  11. Enjoy the mussel, mushroom, sparkling red grape juice together with a hint of orange.
You could even use dry white wine instead of sparkling grape juice.
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