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Mussel and Bacon Soup

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Category: Main Dish, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Fresh mussels
  • 4 Rashers smoked bacon,
  • -derinded
  • 1 Onion, peeled
  • 3 Sticks celery
  • 1/2 oz Margarine
  • 8 oz Can chopped tomatoes
  • 30 fl Fish or vegetable stock
  • 1 ts Chopped fresh basil or
  • 1/2 ts Dried basil
  • Black pepper


Wash the mussels well and remove the beards. Discard any that are open, or
do not close when sharply tapped. Chop the bacon, onion and celery. Melt
the margarine in a pan, add the bacon and onion. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir
in the celery, tomatoes, stock and basil. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add
the mussels, cover and cook for a further 5 minutes or until all the
mussels are open. Shake the pan occasionally. Discard any that do not open.
Season with pepper. Either remove the mussels from both shells or serve in
the shells. In this case you need small finger bowls ofwater on the table.

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