Seafood plays an important role in the cuisine of Dalmatia, Croatia’s coastal region. One typical dish is Mussels Buzara. This tasty dish is on the menu at the Posat restaurant in Dubrovnik.
Recipe for Mussels à la Buzara
2 kg mussels
½ kg tomatoes
150 ml olive oil
4 garlic cloves
200 ml dry white wine
1 bunch parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper
Clean the mussels and dispose of any mussels with open shells. Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the mussels. Cook for a few minutes on high heat until the mussels have opened. Then lower heat and keep warm.
Finely chop and sauté onions and garlic. Add finely diced tomatoes and cook for a few minutes. Add chopped parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
Stir the mussels into the sauce. Then add white wine and heat briefly over a low flame. Serve with crusty white bread.
The recipe is brought to us courtesy of Mario Sevelj of the Posat Restaurant in Dubrovnik.