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Mussel Salad Ingredients
- Fresh mussels (without shell) 500 grams
- Dry white wine 100 milliliters
- Lettuce leaves 1 bunch
- Tomato medium size 2 pieces
- Bulgarian red pepper medium size 1 piece
- Onions or Crimean medium size 1 piece
- Fresh parsley 1 bunch
- Fresh cilantro fresh 3-4 branches
- Raspberry Vinegar 0.5-1 Tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Ground white pepper to taste
- Olive oil for frying + 4 tablespoons
- 4 cloves medium sized garlic
- Fresh basil 7-8 leaves
- Lime or lemon medium size 1/2 part
- Main ingredientsMussels and scallops, Pepper, Tomato, Salad
- Serving 3 servings
Juicer, Cooker, Cutting board, Tablespoon, Knife, Frying pan, Wooden spatula, Plate - 5 pieces, Deep plate, Medium bowl, Large bowl, Serving dish, Garlic squeezer, Saucer - 2 pieces
Making a salad with mussels:
Step 1: prepare the onion.
Using a knife, peel the onion from the husk and then rinse thoroughly under running water. We spread the vegetable on a cutting board and finely chop into cubes. Shredded component is transferred to a free plate.
Step 2: prepare the garlic.
Using a knife, peel the garlic from the husk and then rinse slightly under running water. 2 cloves put on a cutting board and chop into small pieces with a knife. Shredded component is transferred to a clean saucer.
Grind the remaining cloves through a garlic squeezer into another saucer and for now put it aside.
Step 3: prepare the mussels.
Pour a small amount of olive oil into the pan and put the container on medium heat. When the oil warms up well, put finely chopped garlic and onions in a pan. From time to time, stirring the ingredients with a wooden spatula, fry until transparent. After that, add fresh mussels to the container and pour the wine. We make a big fire, occasionally stir everything with a spatula and extinguish everything for 5-8 minutes. After the allotted time, salt and pepper the mixture to taste. After that, turn off the burner, and transfer the mussels with fried vegetables to a deep plate so that the liquid after frying remains in the pan.
Step 4: prepare the basil.
We wash the basil leaves under running water and put it on a cutting board. Using a knife, finely chop the greens and transfer to a clean plate.
Step 5: prepare lime or lemon.
Using a juicer, squeeze the juice from citrus. Attention: it is freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice that will give the dish a spicy chill with sourness.
Step 6: prepare the dressing for the dish.
Pour into a medium bowl 4 tablespoons olive oil, as well as adding garlic squeezed with the help of the garlic, finely chopped basil leaves and freshly squeezed citrus juice. Using a tablespoon, mix everything well and set aside to insist.
Step 7: prepare the tomatoes.
We wash the tomatoes under running water and put them on a cutting board. Using a knife, grind the component into small pieces and transfer to a clean plate. Attention: if desired, the vegetable can be cut into slices or quarters.
Step 8: prepare bell peppers.
We wash the bell pepper under running water and put it on a cutting board. Using a knife, remove the tail and peel the vegetable from seeds. After that, grind the component into small pieces of arbitrary shape.
Step 9: prepare the greens.
We rinse the parsley and cilantro under running water, then we shake off excess liquid by weight and put it on a cutting board. Using a knife, finely chop the components and transfer to a clean plate.
Step 10: prepare the lettuce leaves.
For a start, lettuce leaves must be thoroughly washed under running water, as they often contain sand and other dirt. After that, we shake them off excess fluid and shift them onto a cutting board. Using a knife, finely chop the greens and transfer to a clean plate.
Step 11: prepare a salad with mussels.
In a deep bowl, lay out such ingredients as finely chopped lettuce leaves, tomatoes, bell peppers and herbs. Fill everything with dressing, salt and pepper, if desired, and gently mix with a wooden spatula or tablespoon.
After that, we shift the vegetable salad to a flat serving dish, put the mussels on top, sprinkle with raspberry vinegar and can be served at the dinner table.
Step 12: serve the salad with mussels.
We serve a salad with mussels to the dining table along with slices of bread and white or red dry wine. If desired, the dish can be decorated with boiled eggs.
- If you use frozen mussels, then before stewing them, be sure to defrost the seafood. To do this, they can be laid out in a deep bowl and set aside on their own to reach room temperature. Attention: In no case do we defrost a component in a microwave oven or under running hot water.
- If you do not particularly like garlic, then its amount can be halved.
- Instead of raspberry, you can use wine vinegar.
- It is necessary to prepare a salad with mussels just before serving to the dinner table so that it does not lose its taste.