Dalmatian mussels “buzara”

Simple, delicious, quickly prepared, and extremely healthy!

Number of servings

When trying to decide how much you will need, figure about 800gr to 1kg (or a pound) of mussels per person for a meal or 200 gr per person if served as appetizer.


  • 1 kg mussels
  • 6 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 200 ml White wine
  • 2 tbs Parsley chopped
  • 100 ml Olive oil
  • 2-3 tbs Breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • a pinch Black pepper



Step 1

The most important part of good buzara is to choose good quality, fresh mussels. You can come every day to our Raft22 and grab some fresh mussels.


Step 2

Heat the olive oil in a large and wide pot, but not too much. Add the garlic and gently fry for a minute or two until the onion smell is released, taking care not to burn.

Step 3

Add the mussels, cover, and cook for 10 minutes. Mussels should release their juices, but if not, you can add a little bit of water.

Step 4

When the mussels open, add the wine and let it simmer for a few more minutes, until the alcohol has evaporated.

Step 5

Add the breadcrumbs to get a slightly thick sauce. Season with chopped parsley. You can also add a pinch of black pepper to emphasize the flavour. The mussels are sufficiently salty so take care when seasoning and specially to adding salt.

Step 6

Traditionally only bread is served with buzara, for dipping. However, in addition to bread, you can serve with cooked potatoes or polenta, but this is not so widespread.