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Easy Greek Style Steamed Mussels

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Mussels are a popular seafood that are found throughout the world, and Greece is no exception. People all over the country make and prepare mussels in various ways. This is one of the main options, and it is fairly simple to prepare.

Greek Style Steamed Mussels Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds fresh mussels
  • 2 tablespoons Greek olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley

How to Prepare Greek Style Steamed Mussels:

First, prepare the mussels. It’s much easier if you buy them already cleaned, but even if you manage that, you’ll still need to rinse them under cold water. You should also make sure they are de-bearded. If they aren’t, you’ll want to do this, as well.

Drizzle the olive oil into a large pot (one that you would use to make soup). Set the heat to medium and add the garlic. Cook for about one minute and then add the tomatoes. Cook for another 2-3 minutes before adding the wine or oregano. Cook on medium heat until the tomatoes start to break apart. This should take about 5-7 minutes.

Add the mussels and then drizzle the lemon juice and fresh parsley over. Cover the pan and let the mixture come to a boil. Once it does, bring it to a simmer. Cook until the mussels open. This should take about 5 minutes of simmering.

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