• 16-20 fresh mussels in shell
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf (if you have one on hand)
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • ½ leek or 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 2 x 535 g cans Wattie's Very Special Creamy Pumpkin Soup
  • chopped parsley to garnish
  • sour cream to garnish
  1. Discard any mussels that are open. Scrub the mussels and remove the beards. Heat the water and bayleaf in a saucepan until boiling rapidly. Add the mussels, cover and boil for 5 minutes. Drain the mussels in a colander and allow to cool, set aside.
  2. In a saucepan heat a dash of oil and gently cook the celery, carrot, leek or onion and curry powder for about 3-5 minutes until softened but not browned.
  3. Stir in the two cans of Wattie's Very Special Creamy Pumpkin Soup and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and do not boil.
  4. Discard any mussels that have not opened this time remove the meat from the shells of the ones that have and chop roughly. Add the mussels to the soup and warm through.
  5. Ladle into warm soup bowls and garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a sprig parsley.

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16 Ratings Quick Mussel Chowder

Reviews (16)

Pele's Review | Rating

very different and very nice

Judith's Review | Rating

Looks very appealing .

Marie's Review | Rating

make this everytime we have a dinner party.Double it but still not enough everyone wants seconds

Moana's Review | Rating

Delicious winter warmer and could possibly be substituted with other seafood! Well worth making

Hadleigh's Review | Rating

This went down a treat at home and was much easier to prepare than i imagined. I could eat this one all year round.

Josie's Review | Rating

beautiful, i have this dish once a week now, everyone loves it.

Geraldine's Review | Rating

mmmmmmmm yummyyyyyyyyyyy

Debbie's Review | Rating

This is now offically my family specialty whenever we have pot luck dinners. Goes down a treat. everyone just loves it!

JOELENE's Review | Rating

Very quick and easy. Ideal for winter.

Carol's Review | Rating

This is great

Brenda's Review | Rating

Was really great, thought the mussel taste was a bit lost though.
Will play with it a bit in future

Denny's Review | Rating

Big Hit so quick and yummy with crisp garlic bread :)

Melanie's Review | Rating

Very tasty, easy and quick

sheena's Review | Rating

very very yummy

darryl's Review | Rating

primo

Lydia's Review | Rating

lovely recipe. Am thinking of how to bulk it up with a bit more veges. Also thought that the mussel taste was a bit lost. All in all perfect for a winters night.