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Mussel Chowder

Serves 4
Prep time:
Cooking time: 45 minutes - 1 hour

Mussels are a great source of nutrients and taste fantastic in this great chowder recipe.



  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 24 fresh mussels in shell
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup peas
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  1. Heat oil in a large pot and gently cook the onion, carrot and celery
  2. Add garlic and cook briefly
  3. Add potatoes and water and bring to the boil
  4. Reduce heat and simmer gently
  5. Add mussels and cook until they are all open
  6. Remove the mussels and take the mussel meat from the shells, discarding any that don’t open
  7. Chop the mussel meat roughly and set aside
  8. Add peas and corn to the pot
  9. Add evaporated milk
  10. Return to a gentle simmer
  11. Mix cornflour with a little cold water to form a thin paste
  12. Slowly add cornflour paste to soup mixing constantly until you reach the desired thickness
  13. Return chopped mussel meat to the pot
  14. Serve immediately.

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