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Seafood  Cataplana    HT  MC  Portuguese  15mins


Serves 4    Hot  Seafood  Main Course  Portugal  Mediterranean  Europe


225g/8oz Fresh Mussels (in shell), scrubbed 

225g/8oz Fresh Small Clams (in shell), scrubbed

225g/8oz Raw Prawns (in shell)

225g/8oz Baby Squid tubes, cut into rings
120ml/4fl.oz. White Wine
4 Garlic Cloves, chopped
8 sprigs of Fresh Thyme
1 Bay Leaf
60ml/2fl.oz. Extra Virgin Olive Oil



1. Place all the ingredients in the bottom of a cataplana or a wide saucepan with a close fitting lid. Place over a low/medium heat, cover with the lid and cook for 5-8 minutes until the mussel and clam shells have steam open.


2. Stir well and remove and discard any mussels or clams which haven't opened. Serve immediately.



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