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Mussels in Paprika Salsa

This recipe for Mussels in Paprika Salsa has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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Spanish recipe for mussels using paprika or "pimenton". Mussel recipes are plenty but after being served this as a Spanish tapas recipe in a local restaurant we decided to make our own at home as well. Big fresh mussels that are in season are packed with flavours of the sea so accompanied by a paprika salsa really produces a complimentary combination.

Ingredients for Mussels in Paprika Salsa

1 kilo fresh mussels
300ml water
1 small onion (diced)
1 red bell pepper (diced)
3 tablespoon white flour
½ tablespoon sweet paprika (pimenton "dulce")
Olive oil

How to make Mussels in Paprika Salsa

  • Clean and prep the mussels removing the beard and scraping off any barnacles etc from the shells.
  • Steam the mussels for around 7 - 8 until the shells open.
  • Meanwhile, sauté the onion and pepper in olive oil until the onion is translucent.
  • Gradually stir in the flour to the onions and pepper stirring continuously.
  • Slowly add the water, again stirring then add the paprika and salt.
  • Add more water and seasoning if required.
  • Serve with the mussels and fresh bread.

Serves 2 or 3

Mussels in Paprika Salsa

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