Mussels Catalonian Style
Contributed by: Chris WebAdmin. of RecipesNow.com
(NC) - When it comes to creating a romantic
evening, dinner and wine may be the first thing that comes to mind - as it has for young
lovers from the beginning of time. In fact, it would appear that the "Old World" cultures of men
and women have simply thrived on the combination, so why not start your evening with one of the
more romantic wines of the world - the Spanish sparkling wine they call a cava - and
then serve an equally romantic, Mediterranean meal. Here is a traditional Old World recipe, which includes and suggests the famous cavas of Freixenet.
- 18 medium sized mussels
- 3 medium/large tomatoes, cored & chopped
- 3 tbls. olive oil
- 1/4 to 3/4 tsp. chili powder, to taste
- 1 small onion, minced
- 1 cup Carta Nevada sparkling wine
Heat olive oil in medium fry pan.
Add minced onion and saute until transparent, 10 minutes.
Add chopped tomatoes, saute 2 minutes.
Add salt, pepper & chili powder.
Cook 2 minutes, then add sparkling wine and reduce liquid until almost one-half. Add
Cover pan and cook until mussels have opened. Garnish with finely minced parsley.