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Mussels with Pesto

This recipe for Mussels with Pesto has been reproduced courtesy of Qbag. So who or what is Qbag?

Qbag provides the ideal solution for healthy and convenient cooking. It allows you to cook a wide range of dishes in the traditional en papillote style in a conventional oven and on a BBQ.

Barbecue cooking is a favourite pastime, but cooking different foods on a BBQ side by side (such as burgers, sausages, chicken, vegetables, fish and fruit) can be a problem. Qbag is the ideal solution as the aluminium foil cooking bags are able to withstand the direct heat on a barbecue and allow you to cook meat, fish and vegetarian recipes next to each other without the transfer of flavours. Qbag is perfect for the gourmet cook, vegetarian / vegan, those with a caravan or people who enjoy camping.

Qbag locks in the flavours of your favourite food by retaining its moisture and succulence whilst cooking on a BBQ or in a conventional oven. The window, which also helps your food breathe, lets you keep an eye on the dish whilst it's cooking and you can peel it back to add ingredients, stir or even have a quick taste.

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Ingredients for Mussels with Pesto

4 Qbags
1.2 kg mussels
2 stalks of white celery
1 red and 1 green pepper
1 large onion
50g pesto
herbs - dill, chive and basil
400ml white wine

How to make Mussels with Pesto

  • Cut the celery, the onion and the peppers into small pieces.
  • Put a quarter of the mussels and some vegetables into each of the Qbags and pour 100ml white wine over the mixture.
  • Flavour the mussels with some fish spices and a spoon of pesto.
  • Fold the Q bag opening twice to seal end tightly.
  • Put the mussels onto the BBQ for about 10 minutes (until they are all open) or put them in the oven at 200°C.

Serves 4


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