Baked Mussels Saganaki Recipe

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 25m
  • Ready In: 35m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Fat

    18.8 g
  • Saturated Fat

    10.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat

    0.3 g
  • Cholesterol

    60.0 mg
  • Sodium

    710.3 mg
  • Potassium

    63.9 mg
  • Carbohydrate

    18.3 g
  • Fiber

    2.4 g
  • Sugars

    0.2 g
  • Protein

    17.2 g
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Baked mussels Saganaki recipe. This tasty seafood recipe belongs to Greek cuisine. Very easy and healthy. Mussels Saganaki is a famous authentic Greek meal, which includes only healthy ingredients, such as olive oil, fresh vegetables, and spices.

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Baked Mussels Saganaki Recipe


  • 1½ pounds (720 g) black mussels, scrubbed and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) dry white wine
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 pound (480 g) ripe tomatoes, halved,skinned and grated
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2¼ oz (70 g) feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves


Step 1

In a large saucepan, combine dry white wine, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Add the mussels and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Drain cooked mussels, reserving mussel liquid. Discard any unopened mussels.

Step 3

Remove one-half shell from each mussel and discard.

Step 4

Preheat olive oil in a saucepan, add chopped onion and stir over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add chopped garlic and cook until fragrant(about 1 minute).

Step 5

Pour in reserved mussel liquid, increase the heat and bring to the boil. Boil until almost dry(about 2 minutes).

Step 6

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and sugar. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 7

Add the red wine vinegar and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes. Add mussels to the saucepan and cook over medium heat until heated through(about 1 minute).

Step 8

Spoon into a warm serving dish. Top with crumbled feta cheese and fresh thyme leaves. Garnish with lemon and grated carrots(optional). Serve mussels Saganaki hot.

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