Yield
5 servings (serving size: about 20 mussels, 1/2 cup sauce, and 1 cup pasta)

This mussels marinara recipe is a simple, yet elegant, pasta dinner.  Serve with garlic bread and a green salad.

How to Make It

Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add tomato and next 7 ingredients (tomato through bay leaves); cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add mussels; cover and cook 10 minutes or until mussels open. Discard bay leaves and any unopened shells. Remove mussels with a slotted spoon, and divide into 5 individual shallow bowls. Spoon tomato mixture over mussels. Serve over linguine. Garnish with basil sprigs, if desired.

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