Mussels — cooking recipes

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Especially for fans of the mussels we collected unusual recipes for shellfish that will be on the shoulder not even the most skilful cooks.

Marinated mussels – recipe

Mussels marinated in Spanish style, a good company will make wine, if you serve them on toast or as part of a simple green salad. For this dish it is advisable to use fresh shellfish as the texture and taste of the frozen product is not suitable for marinating.


  • mussels, cleaned – 980 g;
  • olive oil – 15 ml;
  • red onions – 45 g;
  • carrots – 25 g;
  • fresh rosemary, thyme – 1 tsp.;
  • garlic (pureed) – 1 tbsp. spoon;
  • green onions – 3 feather;
  • orange zest – 1 tsp.;
  • paprika – 1/4 tsp.;
  • wine vinegar and 65 ml;
  • parsley for serving.


To clean fresh mussels from their shells, they must be well rinsed and then put in boiling water for half a minute. Cleaned clams to cool before marinating.

For the marinade you need spasserovat chopped onion and carrot to the sharp taste of vegetables to not interrupt shellfish. At the end of the roasting to the vegetables pour in vinegar, add paprika, citrus zest and herbs. Cool the marinade, dip it in the mussels and leave for an hour in the cold. Serve the clams, adding parsley.

Recipe mussels in shells sour cream

Not every seafood mix well with the sour sauce, but the mussels are exceptional. Possessing a delicate flavor, they get along perfectly with sauces of cream or cream, which only emphasize their tenderness.


  • butter – 10 g;
  • shallots – 3 PCs.;
  • garlic teeth – 3 PCs.;
  • the juice of ½ lemon;
  • white wine – 115 ml;
  • sour cream – 135g;
  • a handful of green coriander;
  • capers – 1 tbsp.


Melt butter, use it for frying sliced shallots. When the onions become soft, add mashed garlic, and half a minute later, pour in the lemon juice and white wine. Turn down the heat, put the cream and after thorough mixing, put in the prepared sauce mussels directly in the shells. Cover the dishes with clams with a lid and leave the mussels to fully open. The finished dish add the herbs and chopped capers.

Recipe frozen, cleaned mussels with pasta


  • spaghetti – 185 g;
  • tomato sauce – 310 g;
  • garlic teeth – 3 PCs.;
  • white wine – 115 ml;
  • tomatoes, canned – 540 g;
  • a pinch of sugar;
  • parsley;
  • mussels, cleaned – 290 G.


Put spaghetti on to cook. During this time, on the next burner in a saucepan mix tomato sauce with canned tomatoes and add to the mixture the garlic. When the sauce is boiling, pour in the white wine and turn up the heat. Let the sauce to thicken at a constant boil, and then season with sugar and salt. Put the sauce in the mussels, cover and leave just a couple of minutes. Mix the prepared sauce with boiled spaghetti and serve immediately.

Fried river mussels — cooking recipes


  • mussels – 1.1 kg;
  • flour – 115 g;
  • starch – 45 g;
  • garlic teeth – 6 PCs.;
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  • pinch of Cayenne pepper;
  • oil for deep frying.


Mussels, pour a quarter Cup of boiling water and place over fire. Boil the clams until their shells do not open, then cool and remove them from the shells. Mix the mussels with mashed garlic.

Connect the starch with the flour and Cayenne pepper. Roll the mussels in the batter and drop in hot oil. Fry until lightly Browning.


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