Midia (Mussels) Appetizer Recipe

Step 1

Prepare mussels and set aside. Saute onions in olive oil until soft. Add rice and mix thoroughly. Add salt, pepper, spices, currants and pine nuts.

Step 2

Mix well. Add water, bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes at medium heat. Add cleaned mussels, removed from their shells, mix thoroughly and cook about 10 minutes.

Step 3

Serve at room temperature, mounded in a dish surrounded by fresh lemon slices. This may be used as an appetizer or as a side dish.

Things You'll Need

  • 3lb Fresh mussels,scrubbed,
  • -beard removed and steamed
  • -for 10 minutes
  • 4c Chopped onions
  • 3/4c Olive oil
  • 1c Long grain rice,washed and
  • -drained
  • 1 1/2t Salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1t Cinnamon
  • 1t Allspice
  • 1t Dried basil
  • 3/4c Currants
  • 1/4c Pine nuts
  • 2c Water

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