Mussels With Spicy Tomato Sauce, Guanciale, Yuzu, Sake and Basil
'Chef's Table' and Centro Vinotecha
In a sauce pot heat 3 tbs olive oil, add onion and sweat until tender. Once onions are soft add 4 cloves garlic minced and chilli flakes. Cook for 2 minutes and add tomatoes. Cook for 45 minutes on low heat. Season with salt. After tomato sauce is cooked put in a blender and buzz it. Pass through a chinois.
For the mussels: On a saute pan heat up 1 tbs olive oil, add 1 clove of garlic minced and cook for 1 min. Add the mussels, sake and 1 cup if the tomato sauce, cover with a lid. Once the mussels open turn off heat and add guanciale, yuzu, basil, finishing olive oil and basil.