Steamed Mussels with Chilli Tomato Sauce


I never used to cook mussels as it was in my ‘too-hard basket’, this was until I started using the steaming function on my Thermomix. I’ve made these mussels a number of times now and it’s always a crowd-pleaser. I think my friends and family love it because the mussels don’t get overcooked and the sauce is infused with seafood essence. Make sure you have some crusty bread ready as people love dipping their bread into any left-over sauce!

Steamed Mussels with Chilli Tomato Sauce


  • 1 kg Mussels (preferably fresh)
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 red or brown onion, peeled and halved
  • 1 birds eye chilli, I don’t deseed them (good kick & it’s not too hot)
  • 1 tablespoon Thermomix vegetable stock concentrate
  • 100g white wine
  • 400g tinned chopped tomatoes with basil and oregano (if you can’t find this, buy a normal can of tinned tomatoes then add basil and oregano)
  • 20g cooking oil
  • Fresh herbs for garnishing (optional)


  1. Clean and de-beard the mussels, place in Varoma steamer (use both racks) and set aside
  2. Chop the garlic, onion and chilli in the TM bowl for 3 seconds Speed 7
  3. Scrape down the sides, add oil and saute for 2 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 2
  4. Add remaining ingredients, place Varoma steamer on top of TM Bowl, 15 minutes, Varoma, Speed 1
  5. Place opened mussels onto serving dish and pour the sauce over the mussels
  6. Serve with warm bread or cooked pasta


Enjoy! 🙂



4 thoughts on “Steamed Mussels with Chilli Tomato Sauce

  1. 🙂 Is this what you were teaching me with the mussels I bought from Costco that time? Or were they clams 😛 Haha I always get them mixed up! Birds Eye Chili is that frozen?

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