Stuffed Mussels (Turkish)

Recipe by borisr
READY IN: 4hrs
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Place the mussels in water and scrape the shells well all over with a knife. Then prise them open along the broad edge with the knife, and cut off the bristle without tearing the mussels away from the shell.
  • Preserve the liquid from mussels.
  • Rinse the opened mussels well with water.
  • Chop onion and sauté in olive oil with pine nut for 15 minutes.
  • Add rice; sauté further 15 minutes stirring.
  • Add tomato; sauté further 5 minutes stirring.
  • Add all spices and currants and 3/4 cup of mussel liquid (add watter if no enough liquid). Cook for 15 minute.
  • Stuff mixture into each shell, place in baking dish. Add another 3/4 cup of liquid and bake or steam for 35 minutes.
  • Serve with lemon.