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Mussels in the air fryer

mussels in air fryer

If you are looking for a simple fish appetizer to prepare, we recommend our mussels in the air fryer: with lemon and parsley they are amazing.

To demonstrate once again the versatility of the air fryer, we reveal how to use it to prepare delicious mussels . Mussels in the air fryer remain soft and succulent and are the perfect base for preparing recipes such as the classic 'mpepata. Even in this preparation, in fact, we're going to add a little pepper which, as you well know, goes perfectly with the taste of this shellfish.

But this is just an idea: mussels cooked in an air fryer are also good pure. Accompany them with a squeeze of lemon and fresh parsley and you won't regret it. In less than no time you will have a second course of fish ready to serve, perfect for all occasions.

mussels in air fryer
mussels in air fryer

How to prepare the mussels recipe in the air fryer

  1. First clean the mussels by removing the beard and scraping the shell. Then rinse them under running water.
  2. In the basket, without the grill, put the minced garlic with a spoonful of oil and a grind of pepper. Season at 200°C for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the cleaned mussels and continue cooking at 160°C for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve hot, flavoring them with chopped parsley and a slice of lemon.

Mussels are excellent both as a second course and as a fish starter. Accompany them with bread because the cooking liquid is perfect for making slipper!

Among the other fish recipes in the air fryer, we suggest you try the squid rings : they will remain very tender and very tasty.


Mussels must be eaten at the moment. We advise against keeping them because they tend to perish rather quickly.

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