Fried Mussels are also called Xinaneao in Goa and this simple recipe is pretty much a staple in any household. The Mussels from Goa, Mumbai or even out of the Arabian Ocean are bigger. Here in Canada a good source for Mussels are from PEI. This is rope grown for consumption and is harvested every 18 24 months. This ensures a cleaner product and there is less grit to worry about.
|Mussels||1 1/2 Kilogram (about 3 lbs, shell on)|
|Ginger garlic paste||1 Teaspoon|
|Chilli powder||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Turmeric powder||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Semolina||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
1. Marinate the cleaned mussels in ginger & garlic paste, chilli and turmeric powder and salt.
2. Dip in semolina and deep fry.
3. Serve and enjoy!