Spicy Mussels

This seafood dish is given a twist with the addition of spicy red pepper flakes which make all the flavors come to life.


Chef: Nena Ismirnoglou

Preparation & Cooking time: 60'

Serves: 4

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large frying pan with a lid, heat half the olive oil and sauté the garlic with the mussels and ouzo. Cover the pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes until the mussels open. Discard any that don’t.

Use a slotted spoon to remove the mussels to a separate dish and set aside. Place the liquid in another bowl and set aside. Wipe the pan with a paper towel and put back over the heat. Sauté the peppers in the rest of the olive oil. Add the liquid from the mussels, simmer for 2-3 minutes, then mix in the mustard and seasoning for an additional 3-4 minutes and simmer.

Add the feta, give it a minute to melt, and then the mussels. Mix and serve immediately in a deep bowl, with fresh bread on the side.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 kg fresh mussels, well cleaned
  • 250 gr feta, roughly cubed
  • 2 tbsp mustard of your choice
  • 2 hot green cow-horn peppers, seeded and finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano, finely chopped, or ½ tbsp dried
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 1 tsp boukovo red pepper flakes
  • 40 ml ouzo or dry white wine
  • Salt, pepper


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