Portuguese shellfish cataplana

Prep time: 16-20 minutes Cooking time: 31-40 minutes Serves: 4 Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Seafish
Try a shellfish cataplana from the shores of Portugal.

The method

1. Cut the onions into half-moons, crush the unpeeled garlic, cut the peppers into thin strips with the seeds and dice the bacon.

2. Sauté everything in the cataplana in olive oil with a chilli split lengthwise and a bay leaf. Add all the shellfish, sprinkle with salt and cover with the beer. Add the coriander, close the cataplana and cook over a high heat for 3 to 4 minutes.

Suggestion: serve with toasted bread brushed with olive oil.

Image: Telma Verissmo