Mussels and calamari

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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • 45ml - olive oil
  • 1 - onion, chopped
  • 2 - leeks, chopped
  • 1 - red chilli, chopped
  • 2 - garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 125ml - dry white wine (optional)
  • 7.5ml - turmeric
  • 2 - bay leaves
  • 1 - tin chopped tomatoes
  • 250ml - stock
  • 1kg - half shell mussels
  • 500g - calamari tubes, cut into rings
  • - lemon juice to taste
  • - Italian parsley, chopped
An easy meal with Mediterranean flavour.

1 Fry the onion, leeks, chilli and garlic in the oil until glossy and fragrant. Add the wine, bay leaves and turmeric and boil rapidly for a minute. Add the tomatoes and stock and boil for 3 minutes.

2 Add the seafood to the pot and cover with a lid. Steam for 3–5 minutes or until just cooked. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt and pepper, and sprinkle with a handful of chopped parsley. Serve as a pasta sauce with spaghetti, or with a freshly baked ciabatta loaf for soaking up the sauce.

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