Cajun Mussels

Sauce
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon each cayenne pepper, oregano, basil and thyme

Mussels
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 scallions, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, pith removed and sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 pounds cultured mussels
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons water

Make sauce: Heat oil in medium saucepan. Add garlic, saut? for 1 minute. Add tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, herbs and spices. Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Make Mussels: In a large saucepan or skillet, heat the oil. Stir-fry onions, celery, green pepper and garlic until tender crisp. Add mussels and tomato sauce mixture. Bring to a boil. Add wine and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until all the mussels open completely, about 5 minutes. Discard any unopened mussels and serve on a large warm plate garnished with Lemon wedges and parsley sprigs.

Serve with crusty bread to mop up the spicy sauce.

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