Mussels Recipe: Mussels Marinara

Mussels soup

I love seafood as I find it very easy, versatile to cook and always have wonderful results. Last week when me and my husband went to do some food shopping at the supermarket, my husband noticed these delicious fresh mussels from the fish counter (and they were really cheap,too) and so we decided to cook our favourite mussels’ recipe, the Mussels Marinara. To make this recipe you will only need few ingredients, it won’t take long to cook , you will get a wonderful white wine sauce and I am sure you will love the results.

 

To make this delicious mussels Marinara you will need:

500 gr of Mussels

A handful of fresh Parsley

2 cloves of Garlic

Black Pepper

Fresh  Hot Chili

Half glass of White Wine

 

Preparation:

Now first of all, you will need to carefully clean the mussels, to do this: put the mussels into a big large bowl of cold water and swish them around to carefully clean the dirt away. After this, tap any Opened Mussel against the side of the sink if they don’t close immediately throw them away as they maybe dead and not edible. After that, leave them for 20 minutes on a bowl full of cold water, this way they will push and filter the water pushing away the sand or other minerals from the shells. Last thing to do is take away the beard (the brown bit coming from the shells) away with a knife.

Mussels ingredients

For the recipe all you have to do is : put the mussels, the chopped garlic, fresh hot chili and the parsley on a big boiling pan and cook for 5 minutes  on a high heat with the lead on. After the 5 minutes add the half glass of White Wine, the Black Pepper and continue cooking for  another 7-10 minutes on a high heat with the lead on, after that you are done!!!

I would recommend some toasted rustic bread to go with the wonderful  red wine sauce you get from the dish.

If you notice any unopened mussel after you have cooked them, don’t eat them as they are not edible!!!

I love this  kind of recipe because it is easy, it has mainly fresh ingredients, it is not expensive  and the mussels are a high protein source but with low fat content and a very good source of vitamin  B12. I think it is a perfect dish especially during summer (but to tell you the truth I cook it whenever I buy fresh mussels). It is really nice to cook something different and go out of the comfort zone, sometimes!!! Go for it!!! 🙂

Saute di cozze / impepata di cozze

Enjoy!!! 🙂

 

 

 

Advertisements

35 comments

  1. Yum! I love mussels!

    Like

  2. Wow!! Looks lovely and tasty Alice!! It’s VERY similar to my Mussels in Coconut Milk! Great minds!☺️ xxx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you sweet Farianti! 🙂

      Like

  3. they look so tasty! In few weeks I am moving to Spain and I will try this recipe 🙂

    Like

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, I really hope you will enjoy this dish as much as I do!
      Best wishes, 🙂
      Alice

      Like

  4. This looks wonderful! Love mussels:)

    Like

    1. Thank you so much for the very kind comment and stopping by, I really do appreciate!
      Hope you will get the chance to try it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

      Like

  5. When you put everything (except the wine ) into a boiling pot, wouldn’t you add just a little water?
    I’m definitely going to try this recipe. We love sea food too.
    Leslie

    Like

    1. Hello Leslie, you don’t have to add water as the mussels will release water and if you add the half glass of water you will get enough sauce for 2 persons! Just make sure not to cook them for more than 15 minutes, once they are opened the mussels are cooked. Hope this helped! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

      Like

      1. I hear you. Thanks so much. Looking forward to a good feed of mussels.
        Leslie

        Like

  6. This looks really yum! I love how plump the mussel meat looks too! 🙂 x

    Like

    1. Thank you amcarmen for the very nice words, me and my husband love this dish! Always brilliant results! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

      Like

      1. I’ll definitely give this recipe a go 🙂

        Like

      2. I am really happy you will try it, please let me know about the results! Fingers crossed!
        Have an amazing weekend! 🙂
        Alice

        Like

  7. Dominique · · Reply

    Very nice! I would not recommend leaving mussels too long in a small amount of standing water. Mussels need oxygen and it will be depleted soon in a small bowl.

    Like

    1. Thank you Dominique for the nice words. I usually don’t leave them for more than 15-20 minutes in the cold water and this helps me to be double sure which mussel is alive and which is not, apart from the fact that they clean themselves! Thank you for stopping by! I really appreciate!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

      Like

  8. Great post! Easy reading & scrumptious looking pix! 🙂

    Like

    1. Thsnk you so much globalresidence for the very nice words, I am really happy you like it!
      Hope you have an amazing weekend!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

      Like

      1. Likewise! 🙂 .

        Like

  9. I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check my blog post for details 🙂

    Like

  10. the recipe looks fab…e anche le foto sono bellissime!

    Like

    1. Grazie mille !!! 🙂

      Like

  11. living in Italy, this is my go to favorite, and my definition of perfect happiness when it comes with some vino bianco frizzante!

    Like

  12. look delicious!!

    Like

    1. Thank you very much for your lovely words !!! 🙂

      Like

  13. I love mussels! Yours look soo good!!

    Like

    1. Thanks a lot Patty, I love mussels too !!! 🙂

      Like

  14. sabitha · · Reply

    looks beautiful 🙂 🙂

    Like

    1. Thank you very much for the nice words 🙂

      Like

  15. Love this post. The mussels look delicious. You might like my lavender and lemon shortbread recipe. Emma.

    Like

    1. Thank you for the nice words about the mussels recipe and visiting, by the way your lemon and lavender shortbread recipe is delicious! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

      Like

  16. allisonstubbings · · Reply

    I cooked mussels for the first time recently. I made a saffron and mussel soup for my first blog post (www.classictasteblog.com). I wish I had your instructions on how to clean the mussels!

    Like

    1. Thank you for the very nice words, saffron mussel soup sounds very interesting, I will need to try it! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

      Like

  17. […] First of all, you need to clean the mussels (you will find all the detailed information on how to carefully clean them in my mussels marinara recipe here). […]

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: