Thursday, 4 October 2012

Apritadang Tahong
(Mussel Casserole)

An excellent mussel recipe with an interesting blend of apritada ingredients. 
Stewed in tomato Sauce, potato,, green beans and bell pepper.

Ingredients :
  • 2 1/2  Lbs mussel  with shell
  • 4 Cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 Pieces medium onion chopped
  • 2 Teaspoon ginger juice
  • 1 Cup tomato sauce
  • 2 Pieces medium potato cut into cubes
  • 200 Grams long beans, sliced diagonally
  • 1 Pieces medium red bell pepper, cut into strip
  • 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions :
  • Boil mussels in 2 cups of water until shell open, remove the meat from shells and save 3/4 cup of mussel broth.
  • Heat oil in a pan, fried the potato until golden brown Set aside.
  • Reduced the oil from the same pan and saute garlic, onion and mussels.
  • Add ginger juice, tomato sauce, mussel broth, green beans and red bell pepper.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add potato, cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add peanut butter and simmer for another 2 minutes, or until cooked.
Cooking Tips :
  • Ground peanut can be a substitute for peanut butter.
  • Use frozen pack mussel, if fresh are not available in your place. Just add  fish sauce.

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