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Mussels Marinara

      • 30 minutes
      • Serves 4
      • Medium



      This is a long time favorite for dinner on the day after we have made our seafood paella. We usually have left over mussels.

      Mussels Marinara

      Prep Time: 10 minutes
      Cook Time: 20 minutes
      Total Time: 30 minutes
      Course: Dinner, Soup
      Cuisine: Italian
      Keyword: Chili sauce, italian, marinara, mussels, seafood, shellfish
      Servings: 4 Servings


      • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
      • 1 tbsp Butter unsalted
      • 1 Onion - small and chopped
      • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
      • 1/3 cup Dry white wine
      • 12 oz Marinara sauce
      • 1 pn Red pepper flakes
      • Salt and Pepper to taste
      • 1 lb Live Mussels
      • 1 tbsp Flour
      • 1 bunch Fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped


      • In a large saute pan melt together the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook for about 5 minutes, until the onion becomes transluscent. Add the red pepper flakes.
      • Tip the mussels itnto a large bowl filled with cold water and sprinkle in the flour. Set to one side.
      • Add the white wine to the pan with the onions and garlic. Cook until well reduced, about 4 minute.
      • When the liquid in the pan has reduced down to about a tablespoon, stir in the marinara sauce along with a pinch of salt and pepper.
      • Drain and rinse the mussels and tip them into the pan. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the mussels have opened up. Discard any the have not opened.
      • Serve directly from the pan or, if preferred in serving dishes together with the sauce. Garnish with the parsley.
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      Ian Cooks

      TasteofCotswoldDowns.com site owner

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