Recipe for Greek Mussels Saganaki

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Most of us know the version of saganaki that involves cheese lit on fire over an open flame. However, it is better to think of “saganaki” as more of a method than a specific dish. This version uses the “saganaki” technique with fresh mussels.

Greek Mussels Saganaki Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds fresh mussels
  • 1/2 cup Greek olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 ounces of dry white wine
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • Feta cheese, to garnish (optional)

How to Make Greek Mussels Saganaki:

Rinse the mussels in a colander with cool water. Set aside.

Add the olive oil to a large pan (one that will fit all the mussels) and set the heat to medium. Let the oil heat for a minute or two and then add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic.

Sautee for about 5 minutes and then add the mussels. Pour the wine over the mussels and cover the mussels and add the cherry tomatoes. Leave the heat on medium but cover the pan.

Cook the mussels for about 5 minutes. Discard any mussels that didn’t open. Transfer to a serving bow, toss in the parsley, and garnish with feta cheese.

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