Mussels Marinara

1 Serving

mussels in shells


  • tomatoes in puree or crushed tomatoes (Progresso)

  • or home grown- tough to get in December

  • olive oil

  • garlic cloves

  • fresh basil

  • linguine

  • salt and pepper


  • In a big pot, make the sauce, by first sauteing 4 large cloves garlic.

  • When delicately browned add 1 can whole tomatoes plus 1 can crushed tomatoes with 1 can of water.

  • Cook for at least 3 hours on a very low setting with a cover.

  • Add basil before covering along with salt and pepper.

  • Scrub mussels thoroughly being sure to remove all beards and seaweed.

  • I use cultivated mussels - they are much cleaner to start with, but they still have to be scrubbed.

  • Bring sauce to a boil and add mussels.

  • Cover and cook until all mussels are opened completely.

  • Maybe 8-10 minutes.

  • Serve with or over linguine.

Category: Appetizers and Snacks