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February 01, 2010

Sustainable seafood recipe: easy diavola mussels

Easy Diavola Mussels
Serves 4

Ingredients:
6 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup dry red wine or chicken stock
1 cup prepared tomato sauce or pasta sauce
1 tablespoon drained capers
¼ cup pitted black olives, chopped
2 pounds mussels, scrubbed, debearded
½ pound linguine, cooked and drained

Procedure:
1) Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine and boil over high heat 2 minutes, until liquid is reduced.
2) Add tomato sauce, capers, and olives, and bring to a simmer. Add mussels and cook, covered, until mussels open, about 5 to 8 minutes. Discard mussels that do not open.
3) Serve atop a bed of cooked linguine noodles.

Learn why we promote sustainable seafood, and why we chose farmed mussels as February's fish of the month.

Posted by Kim Stakal, conservation

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