Mussels in Pickled Sauce

How to make Mussels in Pickled Sauce.

Ingredients: Serves 2-4

  • 2 kg mussels 
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 100 ml virgin olive oil
  • 100 ml white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sweet or spicy paprika
  • pinch of salt (optional)


  1. Clean the mussels very well and put them in a saucepan with a glass of white wine.
  2. Cover with a top lid and cook up to medium heat until all mussels are open.
  3. When ready drain and keep the broth aside, remove the shells and reserve the cooked meat.
  4. Low heat in a saucepan the olive oil with the garlic finely chopped.
  5. Let it cook until they get a brown colour. 
  6. Then add the bay leaves chopped, along with the paprika.
  7. Stir constantly otherwise you can burn the paprika.
  8. Quickly pour the white wine vinegar and the broth from cooking the mussels, stir for a couple of minutes and stop the heat.
  9. Try and add a pinch of salt if it is needed, but usually is not necessary.
  10. Pour the marinade over the mussels.
  11. Let it cool to room temperature.
  12. Serve and enjoy!
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