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Sweet and Sour Mussels Ceviche

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Not a true ceviche since the mussels are cooked first

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Ingredients

  • 48 mussels, steamed and removed from the shell
  • 3 c. of fish stock or clam juice
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, crushed
  • 1 tbl. coriander
  • 1/2 c. chopped scallions
  • Juice of 2 limes or 1.5 tbls of lime juice
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • 1/4 tomato puree
  • 1/2 c. diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/4 c. diced papaya
  • 1/4 c. diced jicama
  • 1/2 c. diced green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • A few sprigs of Thai basil, torn. You can use regular basil if you can't find the Thai variety
  • 1 grapefruit cut into sections for garnish

Details

Servings 4
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 60mins

Preparation

Step 1

To steam mussels:
1) in a large pot, combine stock, lemongrass and coriander and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, simmer for 3 minutes
2) Add mussels and return heat to high. Stir and cover pot. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes until mussels open. Discard any which do not open.
3) Remove from the shells

Ceviche
1) Combine mussels, scallions, lime juice, orange juice and tomato puree. Chill for about 30 minutes
2) Combine pineapple, papaya, jicama, green pepper, garlic and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the mussels mixture.
3) Garnish with grapefruit sections and serve

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