Mussels Marinara di Amore

Mussels Marinara di Amore


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About this recipe: Mussels and linguine in a spicy tomato broth are very flavourful. To provide the correct ambiance, serve by candlelight with a crusty French bread and a bottle of wine.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (400g) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian basil
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) white wine
  • 450g mussels, cleaned and debearded
  • 230g linguini pasta
  • 1 lemon - cut into wedges, for garnish

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm oil and saute garlic until transparent.
  2. Add tomatoes, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes to skillet; reduce heat to low to simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
  4. Add wine and mussels to skillet; cover and increase heat to high for 3 to 5 minutes or until mussel shells are open.
  5. Pour over hot pasta, sprinkle with parsley and squeeze lemon wedge over all. Garnish with remaining lemon and serve.

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