Once again, we beseech you: do not be deterred by the tin. These plump mussels in escabeche, a vinegary marinade that evokes a Spanish cafe at sunset, will surprise and delight even the most skeptical (most of the most skeptical; a neighbor could not be swayed).
Our mussels come from the waters of Galicia in northwest Spain. The region’s rugged shores provide an abundance of crustaceans and mollusks, many of the best harvested for canning and preservation. The escabeche is a marinade of sunflower oil, vinegar, paprika, nutmeg, garlic, cinnamon, and salt. A tin makes a simple, flavorful tapa that pairs well with a dry Spanish cava.