Here’s What You Need:
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon annatto powder
4 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
half of medium size white onion, chopped
3-4 tablespoons fish sauce (patis)
1 box of Frozen New Zealand Mussels, thawed (about 2 lbs.)
1/3 cup white vinegar
2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Salt to taste
sliced cilantro for garnishing
In a large wok heat olive oil and annatto powder while stirring continuously. When oil is hot enough saute garlic until it becomes golden, about 2-3 minutes. Add onions and season with fish sauce (patis).
Toss in the mussels and continue to saute for about a minute. Stir in the white vinegar, bay leaf and black pepper. Let it simmer for 5 minutes uncovered. Season with salt and stir. Transfer into a serving platter and garnish with chopped cilantro.