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How to make Portuguese mussels.
Preparation time:
20 min
Cooking Time:
15 min
Ready In:
35 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Mussels Recipe

Portuguese Mussels Recipe

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Posted in: Fish / Seafood
Thu, Mar 3, 2016, 15:24
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2 tablespoons butter, plus more for spreadingMinced garlic1/2 loaf Portuguese bread3 pounds mussels1 cup ground Portuguese chouri├žo1/2 large onion, sliced1/2 medium green pepper, sliced1/2 medium red pepper, sliced1/2 cup white wine
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  • This site uses US measurements.


    Mix together enough butter and garlic to spread on the bread. Split the bread down the middle and spread the garlic and butter mixture liberally on the bread. Bake until toasted, 10 minutes.

    Meanwhile, clean and de-beard the mussels, and then set aside.

    Set a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of the butter to melt. Add the chourico and sweat for about 1 minute. Add the onions, green peppers and red peppers, and saute for 1 minute. Add the wine and 1/2 cup water, and stir. Add the mussels and cover; cook until the mussels open, 4 minutes.

    Remove the saucepan from the heat. Transfer the mussels to a large bowl, then spoon the cooking liquid with the onions, peppers and chourico over the top.

    Serve the bowl of mussels with the warm garlic bread.

    Adapted from a recipe by foodnetwork.com

    Photo Credit: foodnetwork.com


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