Mussel Recipes // Mains & Entrées // Spanish Mussels with Smoked Paprika
Cooking Time
Cooking Time:
20 min
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Healthy
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Spanish Mussels with Smoked Paprika


2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion (1 cup/250ml) finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp both sea salt and pepper
1/2 cup (250ml) white wine
1 x 28oz (796ml) can tomatoes
small handful fresh parsley, chopped

crusty bread to serve


  1. Rinse the mussels under running fresh water. Throw away any that do not close.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until onion softens, 5 minutes. Add garlic, smoked paprika and a pinch of sea salt and pepper. Stir well and sauté 2 minutes more. Add white wine. When bubbles subside, stir in tomatoes in their juice. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add mussels to sauce, turn up the heat to medium high, cover and cook until steam pours out from under the lid for 5-7 minutes, until mussels open. Discard any mussels that do not open.
  3. Divide into bowls, garnish with chopped parsley, and serve with crusty bread.