Portuguese Style Mussels

How to make Portuguese Style Mussels.

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 2 lbs mussels
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped or sliced
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 fresh red chilli peppers
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp red or white vinegar
  • 1 cup white wine
  • Salt, to taste
  • Crushed black pepper, to taste
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 scallion, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp Olive oil


  1. Heat olive oil on a medium heat in a deep skillet or pan.
  2. Sauté the onion along with the bay leaf until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add in the garlic and cook for a minute.
  4. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add in the honey, fresh red chilli peppers, salt, pepper, cumin and vinegar and combine everything well.
  6. Add in the wine and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Add in the mussels along with the chicken broth.
  8. Cook for 6-7 minutes until all the mussels are open.
  9. Remove the mussels to a separate pot or bowl.
  10. To the sauce, stir in butter and cook for a few minutes until it thickens up.
  11. Add back in the mussels along with the parsley and scallions.
  12. Stir well.
  13. Serve in a bowl along with fresh crusty bread!
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