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Croatian TV chef Almo Čatlak this year completed 10 years of his cooking show ‘TV-kuhanja’ (TV-cooking). Čatlak’s show, which shows viewers how to prepare a meal from start to finish in a 3-4 minute clip, was broadcast on Croatian TV for the past decade. In that period Čatlak has produced over 2,000 videos.
Steamed Mussels with Wine, Garlic & Parsley (Dagnje na buzaru)
Mussels – 1.5 kg
Olive oil – 5 tablespoons
Parsley – 1 tablespoon
Garlic – 5 cloves
White pepper – 1/2 teaspoon
White wine – 200 ml
Lemon – 1
1. Clean the shells of the mussels, removing any ‘beards’. Rinse well under cold water. The ones with cracked shells or wide open should be discarded.
2. Heat olive oil in a pan and fry the garlic (crushed). Once the garlic releases its smell add parsley, white pepper, then add the mussels and a few lemon rings. Cover and let cook.
3. Once the mussels have opened add the white wine. Cook more until the mussels are wide open. Give the mussels a final toss and serve.
Check out the video instructions below:
You can see the original recipe in Croatian here.