Fried mussels with lemon and ouzo sauce

Fried mussels and ouzo


  • 1/5kgr mussels in shells
  • 3 cloves garlic (whole)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2/3 cup of ouzo or tsipouro
  • 2 lemons (juice)
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Wash the mussels with a brush to remove the fluff parts.
  2. In a saucepan sauté the garlic in the olive oil.
  3. Once the garlic begins to golden brown, remove it from the saucepan.
  4. Add the mussels to saucepan, the lemon juice and cover the pan for 2′.
  5. Check if there is any mussels that have not opened and discard them.
  6. Add the ouzo and let it boil over medium heat until evaporates the alcohol.
  7. Serve as long as they are warm.

Recipe from FoodBuzz – original article and photo link here.


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