I grew up observing the Catholic tradition of abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent. I know that many Catholics observe this. To make it a little easier for those who do, I'll be sharing this non-meat (by meat, I only mean beef, chicken, and pork... fish and seafood are not included) recipe.
This is a very easy to prepare mussel dish which I came up from the simple ingredients I have in the refrigerator. For this, I used the sweet smoked paprika that I got because I didn't want it to be too strong. I must say it worked really well on this dish. It was just an experiment, but since it came out well, I want to share it with you.
You see, I am a fan of paprika... I like how it adds color and flavor to fish, shrimp, and meat. But let me tell you that in choosing the paprika for your dish, you should consider what kind of flavor you want for it. You should decide first whether you want it sweet or hot, mild or pungent, and from there you can choose the paprika variety you prefer.