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Mussels Saganaki (Midia Saganaki)

Mussels Saganaki recipe (Greek Midia Saganaki)

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  • Author: Eli K. Giannopoulos
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Diet: Vegetarian


A summery and tasty mussels saganaki recipe! Midia saganaki (fried mussels) is one of the most popular appetizers served in a Greek Psarotaverna (fish tavern) and with good reason! Discover how to make your own Mussels saganaki with this traditional recipe, in less than 20 minutes.


  • 1 1/2 kg mussels, washed (50 ounces)
  • 1 glass white wine (dry)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 spring of celery
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 100g/3.5 ounces feta cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  1. Blend all the vegetables, apart from the tomatoes, into a blender, until finely chopped.
  2. Heat a large saucepan into high heat and add the olive oil. Pour in the vegetable mixture and sauté.
  3. Cut the cherry tomatoes into halves and add them into the pan along with the mussels and the feta cheese (crushed).
  4. Pour in the white wine and cook at high heat, with the lid on, for 8-10 minutes.

Keywords: mussels saganaki, saganaki mussels, midia saganaki