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Amoroso Mussels with Almonds

This recipe for Amoroso Mussels with Almonds has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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This recipe for mussels uses Spanish amoroso sherry, a change from white wine and produces a real depth of flavour to the shellfish. Almonds are also scattered over the mussels whilst steaming, the mussels are then served in bowls and garnished with parsley.

Ingredients for Amoroso Mussels with Almonds

1.5kg Fresh mussels
3 Garlic cloves, thinly sliced
50g Butter
75ml Amoroso sherry
Juice of ½ a lemon
30g toasted almonds, crushed

How to make Amoroso Mussels with Almonds

  • Melt the butter in a large deep pan or Spanish "olla", cook the garlic for 2 minutes.
  • Tip your cleaned mussels into the pan, add the sherry, almonds and squeeze over the lemon juice.
  • Using a wooden spoon stir the mussels well to mix in the ingredients.
  • Steam for 4 - 5 minutes until mussels have opened.
  • Spoon the mussels into bowls adding a tablespoon or two of the mussel liquor from the pan.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

Serves 4

Amoroso Mussels with Almonds

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