Peppery mussels. The authentic Sicilian recipe

Peppery mussels

The Peppery Mussels is a popular dish not only in Sicily. It can be served as appetizer or side dish.  Here is the Sicilian recipe.

Serves 4:

  • 1,6 kg mussels
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • Italian parsley
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • red wine vinegar (optional)
  • pepper

Thoroughly clean the mussels.

Place them in a pan with a little oil. Cover and, over a low flame, allow them to open.

Strain the cooking liquid and pour over the open mussels.

Add the garlic, finely chopped parsley and a generous sprinkling of pepper.


Source: The flavours of Sicily – Sime Book


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