MUSSEL CHOWDER (SERVES 4)

1 pack mussel meats (1lb)
1 tablespoon oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 oz celery, chopped
2 strips of bacon, finely chopped
4 medium potatoes, cubed
2 cups fish stock or water
Parsley, chopped, 1 tablespoon
3⁄4 cup cream
Salt & pepper to taste

Preparation

• Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat.

• Add the onion, bacon and celery and sauté for 2-3 minutes until softened.

• Add the fish stock or water. Bring to a simmer and add the potatoes.

• Continue simmering for approximately 10 minutes, until the potatoes

have cooked and are soft, and the liquid has reduced.

• Add the mussel meats. Return the pan to a simmer and add the parsley

and the cream. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer gently until the

mussel meats are tender and hot through, then season to taste and serve.


Pickled Mussels (4 servings)

Ingredients:

2 packs of Next Wave of Bantry all Natural Mussel Meat

2 bay leaves

3 garlic cloves, sliced

6.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

6.5 tbsp white wine vinegar

2 tsp of sweet paprika

 Preparation:

Put the mussel meat into a microwaveable bowl and heat on maximum for 2 minutes (from frozen), or 1.5 minutes if already thawed.

 Heat the oil in a skillet and add the garlic slices, cooking gently until golden. Add the bay leaves and let cool slightly.

 Add the paprika and stir in so that is does not burn. Carefully add the vinegar and then pour the mixture over the hot mussels, covering them with the marinade.

 Let stand a few hours before consuming, so the perfectly pickled flavor infuses the mussels.

 Salt will not usually be necessary as the mussels have a slight hint of salt from the sea!

 Serving suggestion: As a Spanish “tapas” or appetizer, accompanied by crusty bread to dip into the tasty sauce.


White Wine Seafood Marabella

Ingredients:

– 1 pkg Next Wave Seafood Medley 

– 4 Tbs olive oil 

– 1⁄2 medium onion, finely chopped 

– 2 garlic gloves, finely chopped 

– 14.5 oz can chopped tomatoes

– 6 oz concentrated tomato paste

– 1 tsp of mediterranean herbs

– 1 tsp of chili flakes or granulated

– Pinch salt
– 1 bay leaf
– 3.4 fl oz fish stock 

Preparation:

Heat oil in a pan and sauté onions and garlic until golden. Add Seafood Medley to pan. Mix well, until mussels start opening. Add dry ingredients and stir fry (~5 minutes). Add tomatoes and tomato paste, white wine and fish stock. Bring to boil. Simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with pasta or rice. Serves 2. Mangia! 

 


STIR – FRY SEAFOOD WITH PEPPERS & SPINACH

This is a delicious, quick dinner for two. Pick up the ingredients on your way home.

PREP: 5 MINS. COOK: 10 MINS. EASY

Ingredients:

4.5 tbsp. (67.5 ml) Groundnut or sunflower oil 

3 large garlic clove, sliced thinly

1 red pepper, cored, deseeded and thinly sliced

5 oz cherry tomatoes

10 oz (1 package) seafood – mix, defrosted and patted dry

3 tbsp. (45ml) soy sauce or thai fish sauce

5 oz bag baby spinach leaves

Preparation:

First open your package of Seafood-Mix and let it thaw.

Heat a wok until you can feel a good heat rising. Add 2 tbsp. oil and seconds later, the garlic slices. Stir – fry until they start to turn golden, spoon onto paper towel to drain.

Toss in the pepper and stir – fry for 1 minute or so until softened, then scoop out and set aside. 

Add the cherry tomatoes to the wok and turn until golden brown and set aside too.

Add the remaining tbsp. oil. Heat, then toss in the seafood – mix and stir – fry for another 2 – 3 minutes until cooked.

Add the soy sauce or fish sauce.

Throw in the spinach and stir- fry until it begins to wilt. 

Return the slide garlic, peppers, cherry tomatoes and crisp seafood – mix to the wok.

Serve with your favorite pasta.


Mussels Putanesca

Sauté shallots with olive oil, stir in capers, diced sun-dried tomato, Kalamata olives and a touch of anchovy paste and deglaze with white wine before stirring in Mussels in Garlic Sauce to heat through. Serve over linguini with minced parsley.


Mussels Americana

Sauté onions in butter, deglaze with fish stock, reduce, add corn, diced red bell pepper, heavy cream and Mussels In Garlic Sauce and heat through. Stir in minced chives and serve over several slices of grilled Rustic Bread toasts. Sprinkle top with shredded Asiago cheese to garnish.


Mussels Fisherman Style

Heat Mussels In Garlic Sauce and stir in pitted green olives, pimiento strips, diced canned tomatoes, tomato paste and red wine until heated through and serve tossed with minced parsley and scallions over a bed orzo or cous cous.


Mariners Mussels

Simmer Mussels In Garlic Sauce with wine, minced shallots, lemon zest and juice along with hot red pepper flakes and serve tossed with minced parsley on top of crusty grilled French bread and sprinkled withparsley and lemon.


Saffron & Garlic Mussels

Shallots are lightly sautéed and simmered with wine, saffron, heavy cream, mussels are added and cooked to heat through. Serve over a bed of rice with minced parsley.


Belgium Mussels and Fritte

Garlic Mussels are steamed with wine and a touch of cream and served with a mound of French fries.


Bruschetta Mussels

Mussels In Garlic Sauce are heated and then served top with a chopped tomato-basil- onion mixture and drizzled with a touch of balsamic glaze to serve over hot spaghetti.


Thai Mussels

Minced shallots are sautéed with butter then deglazed with rice wine vinegar, mixed with red or yellow Thai curry paste and coconut milk before stirring in Mussels in Garlic Sauce to heat through and finishing with minced cilantro. Serve over a bed of rice Asian noodles.