Steamed Mussels

Steamed Mussels are one of my favorite things. However, when I was little I remember I used to hate them. They had an odd taste and the texture was not my cup of tea. This was before I knew they could be so versatile. There are these classical cans of marinated mussels. They were fine as a starter (Frankly I never loved them). It was not until I went to the north of Spain that I discovered new ways to prepare them.

Today I’m going to show you one easy way to do them. A way that will serve perfectly as a starter. And in my opinion, it is way more creative than the canned mussels.

Prep Time: 5 min | Cooking time: 15 min | Serves: 3


  • Mussels (cleaned)
  • 1 Diced Lemon
  • 1 Minced Large Garlic
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 Cayenne Peppers
  • 1 tbsp Paprika Powder
  • Chopped Parsley
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How to

In a large pot add some oil and all the ingredients with exception of the parsley. We will add the parsley at the end. 

Mix all the ingredients, cover with the lid and let it cook on low to medium heat until all the mussels have opened up. This will be around 15 minutes.

Mix the ingredients from time to time and within the last 5 minutes add some parsley. 

Serve it on a plate and enjoy!

Rating: 1 out of 5.

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