Mussels Vinaigrette/Mexilhão em Vinagrete

This is a great way of preserving left over mussels cooked à Bulhão Pato or a Mariniere. The mussels marinate for one day in the fridge and are served cold in their shells. Delicious as an appetizer with fresh bread.

Mussels Vinaigrette

500gr fresh mussels
1 Roast red pepper (skinned, seeded and finely chopped)
Parsley (finely chopped)
1 small mild onion (finely chopped)
2 tbsp red wine vinegar (finely chopped)
2 tbsp olive oil
Lemon juice
Salt and pepper

1. Thoroughly wash in cold water and beard mussels

2. Cook mussels “à Bulhão Pato” or simply put them in a pot over high heat with a little lemon juice and cook until shells open

3. Remove from heat (keeping the cooking juices) and take flesh from the shells (disregard any mussels that do not open). Wash the nicer looking shells and keep in a plastic bag in the fridge until serving

4. In a glass bowl, whisk the vinegar and oil together then add two tbsp of the cooking liquid. Add the onion, pepper and parsley and finally the mussels. Mix all ingredients, cover and keep in the fridge to a day or at least 8 hours, stirring occasionally.

5. When ready to serve rinse the shells and place on a large platter. Taste mussels and season with salt and pepper if necessary, fill each shell with mussels and sauce and serve…


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Pedro Rebelo

Pedro is a composer, sound artist and performer. In 2002, he was awarded a PhD by the University of Edinburgh where he conducted research in both music and architecture. Pedro has recently led participatory projects involving communities in Belfast, favelas in Maré, Rio de Janeiro, travelling communities in Portugal and a slum town in Mozambique. This work has resulted in sound art exhibitions at venues such as the Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast, Centro Cultural Português Maputo, Espaço Ecco in Brasilia and Parque Lage and Museu da Maré in Rio, Museu Nacional Grão Vasco and MAC Nitéroi. His music has been presented in venues such as the Melbourne Recital Hall, National Concert Hall Dublin, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Ars Electronica, Casa da Música, and in events such as Weimarer Frühjahrstage fur zeitgenössische Musik, Wien Modern Festival, Cynetart and Música Viva. His work as a pianist and improvisor has been released by Creative Source Recordings and he has collaborated with musicians such as Chris Brown, Mark Applebaum, Carlos Zingaro, Evan Parker and Pauline Oliveros as well as artists such as Suzanne Lacy. His writings reflect his approach to design and creative practice in a wider understanding of contemporary culture and emerging technologies. Pedro has been Visiting Professor at Stanford University (2007), senior visiting professor at UFRJ, Brazil (2014) and Collaborating Researcher at INEM-md Universidade Nova, Lisboa (2016). He has been Music Chair for international conferences such as ICMC 2008, SMC 2009, ISMIR 2012 and has been invited keynote speaker at ANPPOM 2017, ISEA 2017, CCMMR 2016 and EMS 2013. At Queen's University Belfast, he has held posts as Director of Education, Director of Research and Head of School. In 2012 he was appointed Professor of Sonic Arts at Queen's and awarded the Northern Bank's "Building Tomorrow's Belfast" prize. He has recently been awarded two major grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council including the interdisciplinary project “Sounding Conflict”, investigating relationships between sound, music and conflict situations. Ongoing research interests include immersive sound design and augmented listening experiences. Pedro has been appointed Director of the Sonic Arts Research Centre in 2021.

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