Mussels with tomato sauce
You know before I started cooking I always thought that some recipes are so unbelievable difficult to make. I always thought that my mother was a hero for cooking so many different dishes that looked to my eyes so complicated.
Well, don’t get me wrong , I still consider my mother a hero for managing to upbringing me despite all the things I did to her me and my brother. Nevertheless, when you start cooking you realize that some of those complicated dishes aren’t so complicated as you thought.
Let’s take for example mussels with rice and red sauce. Most of us when we think about mussels, then the first think that comes to our mind is a really expensive dish that we can only eat in really posh restaurants. Weeeeeeell…not really…
First I have to say that mussels are something common in taverns on the islands of Greece and you can find some really nice variations of the dish. My mother used to make some recipes with mussels just before the orthodox Easter where typical most of the orthodox fast for around 7 to 40 days (depending on how much you really believe…)
So just days ago when I saw a pack of mussels in Sainsbury super markets near my house in London, I decided to try them.
What did I do? I checked online, saw some recipes …and of course I called my all-knowing mother for the last tips.
In this case I have to say that always when I call my mother for advices I always here the screams of my father on the background depending on whether he agrees or not about what my mother is saying.
“no don’t do the mussels with red sauce…do them just with lemon” …or….”tell him that he can cook them with pasta also not rice…” anyway…
Here we go
MUSSELS WITH TOMATO SAUCE AND RICE
Its ready! Serve with rice or spaghetti.
If you find out that you bought too many mussels and they don’t fit in the pot …don’t worry. Put a little bit of lemon on each one and eat them as they are. Its one of the best things you can taste.