Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mussels with spicy sauce

Yet another recipe from "A Tutto Vapore" showing the versatility of the Varoma.

Great use of Varoma while the sauce is cooking below.

Mussels with spicy sauce


120 g onion
1 clove garlic
85 g extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp chili, or ground into pieces
1000 g mussels, well cleaned and debearded
200 g puréed tomato, fresh or canned
100 g dry white wine
1 pinch of salt


Place the onion and garlic in the TM bowl, chop for 4 seconds on speed 5. Scrape down sides with spatula.

Add the oil and the chili, cook for 7 minutes at 100°C on speed soft.

Meanwhile remove beards from mussels and arrange them in the container of Varoma. Set aside.

Add to TM bowl the tomato purée, wine and salt, leave the measuring cup tilted in the lid to allow sauce to thicken while cooking for 15 minutes at Varoma temperature on speed 1.

Position the Varoma on the lid and cook for 13 minutes at Varoma temperature on speed 1.

Set aside the Varoma, and reduce the sauce if necessary by cooking for longer at Varoma temperature on speed 1.

Arrange the mussels in a bowl, sprinkle with the sauce and serve hot.

Originally published here in the Thermomix Forum


  1. G'day! I made this and it came out great, true!
    If you want to see photos, feel free to head over to my blog
    Photos re this recipe will be live in a day or two
    Cheers! Joanne

  2. G'day Thank you for inspiring me! true!
    Your recipe is great and is featured in my blog post today should you wish to view!
    Cheers! Joanne