Mussels Marinara


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Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 pounds fresh mussels
5 large garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 (28-ounce) can whole Italian plum tomatoes, undrained
5 large fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (6-ounce) package fresh spinach
Italian bread
Garnish: chopped fresh basil


Scrub mussels thoroughly with a scrub brush, removing beards. Discard any opened shells.

Sauté garlic in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, chopped basil, and next 2 ingredients; simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.

Add mussels and spinach; cook, covered, 5 minutes or until all mussels have opened. Remove from heat. Serve with Italian bread. Garnish, if desired.


November 2000
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