Cred ca stiti deja ca locuiesc intr-o zona mai apropiata de munte decat de mare. Cea mai mare nemultumire a mea este legata de faptul ca nu avem acces la suficiente produse de provenienta marina. Eu sunt o iubitoare de caldura, mare si soare si mi-as dori sa pot gati mai des cu peste si scoici.
Destul de rar se intampla sa gasim midii si peste foarte proaspat in micul nostru oras. Atunci e momentul sa gatesc retete pe care le-am pus de mult timp la pastrare. Duminica aceasta a fost randul midiilor in stil catalan.
You might already know that I live in an area which is nearest to the mountains than the sea. My biggest disappointment is the fact that we don’t have sufficient access to seafood. I’m in love with warm weather, sea and sun and I wish I could cook more often with fish and mussels.
Rarely happens to find very fresh mussels and fish in our little town. Then it’s time to cook recipes that I put aside for a long time. This Sunday it was the turn of the Catalan-style mussels.
Reteta este inspirata dintr-o carte de bucate Larousse, insa modificata un pic pentru a fi pe gustul nostru. Iata ce ingrediente am folosit:
– 1 kg midii proaspete
– 250 ml vin alb demisec
– 2 ardei kapia
– 1 gogosar
– 1 ceapa
– 2 catei de usturoi
– 2 linguri ulei de masline
– cimbru uscat
Wash peppers and take out the seeds. Then cut them into large pieces and put them on the grill (or waved pan) or in the oven. When peppers are grilled, peel them and finely chop the pulp and place it in a pan.
Together with grilled peppers put chopped onion, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and pour oil. Put the pan on high heat for 10 minutes. In the last 2 minutes take the pan aside and pour 150 ml of wine.You’ll get a thick sauce.
Midiile se pun intr-o oala cu putina sare si se acopera cu apa. Se fierb 6 minute. In acest timp incalziti cuptorul la 210 grade Celsius si pregatiti vase termorezistente.
Wash the mussels with plenty of water and remove the algae attached to them. If you find cracked or open mussels you will have to throw them away – you will keep only the closed ones. If during cooking mussels will not open, you have to throw them away and not to take the risk of food poisoning.
Mussels are put in a pot with salt and covered with water. Boil them 6 minutes. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 210 degrees Celsius and prepare the heat resistant baking dishes.
Vasele se pun in cuptor si se lasa timp de 7 minute, la 210 grade, cu ventilatie.
In every dish put some sauce, mussels opened (I kept only one half of each shell but I put two mussels, to save space) and pour a little wine.
Dishes will be put in the oven and left there 7 minutes, at 210 Celsius degrees, in ventilated mode.
Serve warm with fresh bread with olives and herbs, with a glass of white wine. Delicious!