Mussels di Amore

Mussels di Amore


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About this recipe: Steam fresh mussels in a fragrant, easy-to-make tomato-herb sauce. Use fresh mussels from a reputable source, and discard any that do not open during steaming. Serve with fresh parsley, crusty bread and a bottle of wine!


Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 400g (14 oz) passata
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 pinch dried crushed chillies
  • 225g (8 oz) linguine pasta
  • 4 tablespoons white wine
  • 500g (1 1/4 lb) mussels, cleaned and debearded
  • chopped fresh parsley to garnish
  • 1 lemon - cut into wedges, to garnish

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm oil and sauté garlic until transparent. Add tomatoes, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes to pan; reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain and reserve.
  3. Add wine and mussels to frying pan; cover and increase heat to high for 3 to 5 minutes or until shells are open.
  4. Pour over hot pasta, sprinkle with parsley and squeeze lemon wedge over all. Garnish with remaining lemon and serve.

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