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Pickled Mussels

Juicy and incredibly fragrant spicy pickled mussels will be a great snack or addition to a festive salad. Seafood can be marinated in advance and stored in the fridge. According to this recipe, excellent pickled squids, large shrimp and scallops are obtained. The mussel marinade can serve as a piquant dressing for salad, as it contains olive oil, soy sauce, apple vinegar and spices. The marinade is moderately sour, fragrant and oily, it successfully emphasizes the taste of seafood. If you really want to surprise guests with a delicious snack, prepare mussels according to this recipe. You may have to taste a salad with pickled mussels and Chinese cabbage or an original salad with pickled mussels, olives and cherry tomatoes.
15 min


  • Mussels
    200 g
  • Lemon
    0.5 pcs
  • Garlic
    2 clove
  • Water
    200 ml
  • Soy sauce
    50 ml
  • Olive oil
    25 ml
  • Apple cider vinegar
    15 ml
  • Salt
    0.5 tsp
  • Sugar
    1 tsp
  • Bay leaf
    1 pcs
  • Allspice peas
    3 pcs
  • Clove
    2 pcs
  • Parsley
    - to taste
  • Dill
    - to taste

Homemade Pickled Mussels


  • 1. In the frying pan letā€™s put several pieces of lemon, bay leaf, black allspice, cloves and fresh greenery. Add salt, sugar and 2 garlic cloves, cut into thin slices.
  • 2. Pour into the obtained mixture apple vinegar, soy sauce and olive oil.
  • 3. Add cold water.
  • 4. Unfreeze mussels at room temperature, clean from seaweeds and shell pieces, thoroughly wash. Bring the marinade to a boil, then add prepared seafood to it. The preparation of pickled mussels does not take much time.
  • 5. Boil mussels in the marinade for 1 minutes after re-boiling. Then turn off the fire, cover the frying pan with a lid and leave the seafood to cool to room temperature. Transfer the cooled mussels together with the marinade into glassware, hermetically cover and store them in the fridge.
  • 6. Pickled mussels, the recipe for which I told you today, can be served as an independent snack or use seafood to make salads.
  • 7. Bon Appetite!