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Seafood pilaki

by Christina Julia

Seafood pilaki

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 3 large carrots, sliced finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 400g/14oz canned chopped plum tomatoes
  • 900g/2lb mussels
  • 700g/11⁄2lb monkfish fillet, trimmed and cut into chunks
  • 450g/1lb cleaned squid, cut into rings
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large heavy pan. Add the garlic, onion, celery, carrots
    and lemon zest, and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring all the time.
  • Add the lemon juice and the tomatoes with their juice, cover and cook
    over a low heat for about 25 minutes until the vegetables are very
    tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, scrub the mussels with a stiff brush and pull out all the hairy
    beards. Discard any damaged mussels or open ones that do not close
    when tapped on the work surface. Rinse well.
  • Add the fish and squid and a little water to the pan with the vegetables.
    Cover and cook for 3–5 minutes until the fish is just tender. Arrange the
    mussels on the top, cover the pan tightly and cook for about 5 minutes,
    stirring occasionally. The mussels should have opened; discard any that
    remain shut. Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper. Serve
    hot or cold

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