Vegetable and mussel chowder

Potatoes, garlic, onion, carrots, celery, corn and peas combine with fresh mussels in this wonderful soup. Watch the video on how to make it.

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Vegetable and mussel chowder

Ingredients

Serves 4

1 Tbsp canola oil
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 stalks celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
2½ cups water
24 fresh mussels in shell
2 Tbsp cornflour
1 cup corn kernels
1 cup peas
1 x 400g can evaporated milk

Method

Heat oil in a large saucepan and gently cook onion, carrot and celery.
Add garlic and cook briefly.
Add potatoes and water and bring to the boil.
Reduce heat and simmer gently.
Add mussels and cook until they are all open.
Remove mussels and take the mussel meat from the shells, discarding any that don’t open.
Chop mussel meat roughly and set aside.
Add peas and corn to the saucepan.
Add evaporated milk.
Return to a gentle simmer.
Mix cornflour with a little cold water to form a thin paste.
Slowly add cornflour paste to chowder mixing constantly until the desired thickness is reached.
Return chopped mussel meat to the saucepan.
Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [4 Serves]
Energy 1900kj
Protein 30.1g
Total fat 15.8g
- saturated fat 6.3g
Carbohydrates 43.2g
- sugars 22.6g
Fibre 8.2g
Sodium 824mg

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