Cozze Alle Marinara (Mussels Marinara)

1
jPaul Gaskill

By
@capnpaul

I first had Mussels in Brussells ca 1969, and have been enjoying this dish ever since!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups of peeled tomatoes
½ cup dry white wine
pinch of saffron threads
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
pinch of cayenne pepper
2 lbs fresh mussels
fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
cooked pasta or bruschetta, for serving

How to Make Cozze Alle Marinara (Mussels Marinara)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preparation:
    In a large saucepan or pasta pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and tomatoes. With a wooden spoon, break up the tomatoes and stir. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the tomatoes lose their rawness, about 10 minutes.
  • 2Add the wine and season with saffron, salt and pepper. Add the red pepper and cayenne pepper, to taste depending on desired heat (if using). Increase the heat to medium-high and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes. Add the mussels, cover and cook until they open, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • 3Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve over pasta or with a side of Bruschetta for dipping in the sauce.
  • 4Recipe adapted from The Institute of Culinary Education, Techniques of Italian Cooking
    —Kristen Hess, Author of theartfulgourmet.com

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About Cozze Alle Marinara (Mussels Marinara)

Course/Dish: Other Soups, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Mediterranean