Mussels Marinara

Mussels Marinara
Mussels Marinara

Patricia Conte

Mussels Marinara

Serve Mussels Marinara when the weather just starts to turn chilly. It’s sort of like eating a hearty soup with just the right warmth for a fall meal, but it won’t weigh you down. I love sopping up the warm garlic-studded broth with garlic bread – vampires beware!

2
Servings
499
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1.5  Pounds  Mussels, scrubbed and beards removed
  • 2  Tablespoons  Olive oil
  • Shallot, minced
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3  Cups  White wine
  • 14.5-ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  Ground black pepper
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  Salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  Dried oregano
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  Red pepper flakes
  • 2  Tablespoons  Fresh parsley, torn, divided

Directions

1. Sort through your mussels and discard any that are broken or open, then remove the beards and scrub the shells with a wire or stiff bristle brush.

2. Add the olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. When hot, add the shallot and cook just a few minutes. Add the garlic, but be sure not to burn it, then add the salt, pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes, stirring.

3. Add the white wine and cook until it boils. Once boiling, add the tomatoes and their juice, and half the parsley, and bring to a boil again.

4. Add the mussels to the liquid, lower the heat slightly, cover the pan and cook until the mussels open, or about 6-8 more minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
81g
62%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
173µg
25%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
28mg
37%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
265µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
67mg
7%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
135µg
5%
Folate, total
37µg
9%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
35mg
11%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
56mg
8%
Sodium, Na
39mg
3%
Water
334g
12%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Mussels Marinara Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Mussels Marinara Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Mussels Marinara Wine Pairing

Albariño, torrontés, or riesling for coquille st-jacques or other scallop dishes in sauce; sauvignon blanc or sémillion with grilled or seared scallops.