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Mussels au gratin (racanate)





1 kilo


2 wedges


120 grams

Grated pecorino

2 spoons

Extra virgin olive oil

to taste


1 sprig


1 pinch


to taste

Side Dishes from Italy - Puglia

Mussels au gratin (racanate)

Mussels au gratin (racanate)

with gluten with lactose with shellfish high in iron

ready in

35 minutes


daily requirement

100% Fat

100% Protein

100% Carbohydrates

translated by Italian with google translate

Mussels au gratin (racanate)

One of the typical appetizers or side dishes of Salento are precisely the Cozze au gratin (called in Racanate dialect from Lecce).

Mussels au gratin (racanate) step 1

step 1

Place the mussels in an oven dish greased with extra virgin olive oil and prepare the filling in a bowl with which the mussels will be filled, namely: chopped garlic, pecorino cheese, parsley, breadcrumbs, a pinch of pepper, a pinch of salt and the egg.

Mussels au gratin (racanate) step 2

step 2

We open the mussel gently by inserting a small knife at the point where they divide and along the entire perimeter .. so that, opening them, the fruit remains intact and attached to the shell.

Mussels au gratin (racanate) step 3

step 3

Continue with all in the same way and ... as you open the mussels ... place them on a baking sheet.

Mussels au gratin (racanate) step 4

step 4

One of my suggestions and another way of making this dish is to make the mussels hatch with the lid until all the fruits are completely open and then stuff them with cooked.

Mussels au gratin (racanate) step 5

step 5

But now let's take care of the breading! We take a bowl and pour the breadcrumbs inside (my quantity is 120 grams), 2-3 tablespoons of pecorino cheese, minced garlic, a little bit of salt, a few pinches of pepper and a little chopped parsley.

Mussels au gratin (racanate) step 6

step 6

I recommend leaving a little aside as a final touch before baking. Mix well to mix all the ingredients.

Mussels au gratin (racanate) step 7

step 7

At this point we fill the mussels. Take a little bit of the mixture with a teaspoon and start filling the mussels one by one.

Mussels au gratin (racanate) step 8

step 8

We proceed in the same way for all the other mussels. Once placed well in the pan, we complete the whole with a little olive oil and the remaining chopped parsley.

Mussels au gratin (racanate) step 9

step 9

Bake at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes, until the mussels are golden brown.

Mussels au gratin (racanate) step 10

step 10

When the mussels turn golden we can take them out of the oven and serve them to our guests. Success will really be assured!

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