Fried mussels with tomatoes, horseradish and cilantro

Fried mussels with tomatoes, horseradish and cilantro

Made with Pelati

The Mutti Peeled Tomatoes are harvested at the height of the summer and are delicately peeled with steam, to capture all the flavor and scents of fresh tomatoes. Plump and firm, they are immersed in a creamy sauce. Peeled tomatoes are particularly versatile in the kitchen as you can use them in their sauce, whole or cut into pieces or slices, and are suitable for recipes requiring long and short cooking times. They are ideal for bringing out the best in traditional Mediterranean dishes and will become the main attraction in your Sunday meals.

20 min (COOK TIME: 20 min)

Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 kg large fresh mussels
  • 2 tbsp garlic oil (1 garlic clove mixed with 2 tbsp oil)
  • 1 can Mutti peeled tomatoes
  • Horseradish (according to taste)
  • 100 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 handful of fresh cilantro
  • 1 piece of sourdough bread
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Mussel stock (from the mussels above)
  • 1 green onion
  • leaves Cilantro
  • olive oil
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Method

  1. Clean the mussels and carefully rinse in cold water
  2. Steam the mussels in a steam oven at 212°F (100°C) for 3 min
  3. Keep the resulting mussel stock for later
  4. Immediately cool the mussels by putting them in a bowl of ice water
  5. Carefully remove the mussels from the shells and remove any beards
  6. Drain the tomatoes and cut into pieces
  7. Season the mayonnaise with salt, pepper and grated horseradish
  8. Remove the cilantro leaves from the stem, and set aside
  9. Put the stem in ice water
  10. Tear the bread into chunky bits and fry till crispy in some olive oil
  11. Lightly salt
  12. Add finely sliced green onion and cilantro leaves to the mussel stock and bring to a boil
  13. Set the stock aside and let sit for 10 min
  14. Strain out any remaining solids
  15. Mix the stock with some olive oil to make the dressing and season with salt
  16. Finely slice the cilantro stems
  17. Quickly fry the mussels in some olive oil
  18. Drizzle with garlic oil and lightly salt
  19. Arrange the mussels, tomatoes, crispy bread chunks and mayonnaise on plates, and gently drizzle the dish with mussel dressing
  20. Garnish with the finely sliced cilantro stems before serving

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