Yes...finally... we get to eat mussels. After what it seems like ages to clean up its beard...until my thumb and fingers were numb... I get to put my feet up while Mr H did the cooking. If I were to cook.. I would hear comment like 'its overcooked' or 'its undercooked'.. so the best thing to do is - let the Master do the work....
Chopped up garlic, either use fresh tomatoes or canned tomatoes, chopped up chilli and basil.
Saute the garlic in olive oil, then add chilli and tomatoes. Add the yummy mussels. Cooked about 5 minutes, turn off the heat. Discard the unopen mussels. Add basil last.
Tip: fresh mussels are very salty, don't add salt!!