Mussels in Spicy Tomato Sauce
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Recipe type: Fish
Serves: 3
  • Mussels (2 pounds will feed 2-3 people as a main course)
  • Bunch of parsley, minced
  • 6-7 cloves of garlic diced in thin slices
  • ½ cup of tomato sauce
  • Splash of white wine
  • Juice of a quarter lemon
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste
  1. Heat a large pan with deep sides and add 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add your tomato sauce and mix well.
  2. Add the lemon juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Add your muscles and white wine and place the lid on your pan. Keep your flame on a medium to high heat and in 4-5 minutes you'll have perfect cooked muscles.
  3. Prior to serving, give the mussels a gentle stir to coat and mix everything well.
  4. I like to serve good bread and mixed green salad with my mussels in spicy tomato wine sauce. You can drink a cold lager or a glass of sauvignon blanc.
Note on cleaning: Clean the mussels by submerging them in a large bowl with cold water, repeat the process 2-3 times or until the water is clear and free of sediment (I find it unnecessary to soak mussels for prolonged periods of time nor remove the "beard" product).
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