The MTG Fruits de Mer Seafood Stock is a puck of concentrated stock available at the Kitchen Shoppe. If you cannot find this concentrate where you live, replace the water and pucks with a commercially available seafood stock. If you steam your own mussels, use the water from steaming them in place of the water called for in the recipe (unless, of course, you are using a seafood stock).
1 Lb Mussels, Weigh Out Of The Shell 1/2 Medium Red Bell Peppers, Seeded & Chopped
1 Cup White Wine 2 Medium Tomatoes, Skinned, Seeded & Chopped
2 Cups Water 4 Garlic Clove, Crushed
3 Ounce MTG Fruits De Mer Seafood Stock 1 Tbl Fresh Parsley, Chopped
2 Tbl Butter 1 Tbl Fresh Basil, Chopped
1 Small Red Onion, Chopped 2 Tbl Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
1 Small Leek, Thinly Sliced 1 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Small Carrot, Finely Diced Salt, To Taste
1 Small Celery Stalk, Thinly Sliced Pepper, To Taste
In a pot on medium high heat, melt the butter. Add the onion, leek, carrot, celery, pepper, tomatoes and garlic and sweat until soft. Reduce heat to medium and add wine, water and MTG seafood stock. Add the parsley and basil, simmer for 10 minutes. Add the pesto, mussels and cream, season to taste and serve.