Chilli & Lemon Zest Mussels with Cracked Black Pepper, Courgette Pasta & Samphire
This is the perfect, super quick, diet dinner. It's filling, tasty and carb-free plus you can eat as many portions as you want without having the guilts. It's a crowd pleaser and satisfying even for those not on a diet. Everyone will appreciate this dish. How could you not?
Preparation Time - 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time - 5 minutes
Glug of olive oil
1 White Onion - Diced
2 Large cloves of garlic - Crushed and finely sliced
1/2 Cup white wine (spare a glug of what your drinking)
500g Mussels - De-bearded/Cleaned
3 Large handful of samphire
3 Courgettes - Spiralized to create a non carb version of pasta / Or finely sliced into long thin lengths
1 Medium red chillli - Finely sliced
Zest of 2 lemons
Generous sprinkle of freshly ground/cracked black pepper
Add a glug of olive oil to a large pan and add the onions and garlic, cook for a minute or so then add the white wine followed by the mussels. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium to high heat for 2 minutes. Next add in the samphire, courgette and half the chilli and half the lemon zest, stir then cook with the lid on for a further 2 minutes. Serve once all mussels have opened (those that haven't opened don't eat). Sprinkle over the remaining lemon zest, chilli and add more black pepper.
Serve it up as fairly as you can..tongs can help.