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Croatian specialty: Mussels Buzara

June 28, 2016

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.

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Croatian cuisine

Recipe for Mussels à la Buzara

Serves four

2 kg mussels

½ kg tomatoes

150 ml olive oil
4 garlic cloves
2 onions

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.