Smoked Tomato Mussels Recipe

Smoked Tomato Mussels

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Ingredients

- cedar wood chips/plank, soaked for minimum 4 hours
- 2 lbs fresh mussels
- one can tomato paste
- one can tomatoes (or fresh tomatoes)-
- 1 tsp garlic or 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 2 green onions, diced
- 1 tsp chili pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/4 cup red wine (merlot is OK)

How to make Smoked Tomato Mussels


1) Soak the wood (if you don't, it will catch fire)
2) clean the mussels, trim off any beards, discard anything that is already open
3) cook the tomatoes, paste, wine, spices together - bring up to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 45 minutes
4) set BBQ to med/med-high, place wood chips into bbq, let sit for 30 minutes
5) using a BBQ safe pan, add tomato sauce and mussels, cook until mussels open
6) discard any mussels that did not open (this is SAFETY info)
7) enjoy!

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