500g shelled mussels

1 can tomatoes

2 rashers of bacon diced

1 onion diced

3 garlic cloves diced

1 tbsp bacon grease

1/2 tsp chili flakes

1 tsp basilĀ 

1 tsp parsley

salt and pepper



Melt bacon grease over a medium to high heat and add onion and garlic.

Cook until almost transparent and then add bacon, cook for a further 2 minutes whilst stirring.

Add herbs, chili, salt and pepper, and can of tomatoes. Cook whilst stirring for about 5 minutes.

Add mussels and keep stirring until mussels appear cooked (about 2-4 minutes).

Serve with plain cabbage mash.