Steamed mussels with smoked Cretan apaki

Steamed mussels with smoked Cretan apaki


Steamed mussels with smoked Cretan apaki

Difficulty: Beginner Preparation time 10 min Cooking time 10 min Total time: 20 mins Portions: 2



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  1. Neatly clean the mussels in cold water, remove their ‘’mustache’’ (and any dirt) and their shells.

  2. In a shallow frying pan, with a bit of olive oil, sauté the apaki for 2 minutes or until golden and then remove it.

  3. Next, in the same frying pan, add the white and spring onion and sweat them on medium heat, for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add the mussels, deglaze with lemon juice or wine if you want and let it evaporate. Cover lid and steam them for 3 minutes.

  5. Add dill, juice and zest of half lemon and mix well.

  6. Serve in a deep plate, with a bit more dill, apaki, raw olive oil and zest of lemon and optionally, a bit of chili bell pepper and spring onion!!

Keywords: mussels, steamed, Cretan, apaki, smoked, seafood