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Mussels in marinara style

Mussels in marinara style
Mussels in marinara style
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Category: Seafood

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 00:20

Dish: Starter

Quantity: 4


  • 1 kg. of clean mussels
  • 200 ml. fish stock
  • 200 ml. of white wine
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 200 ml. of crushed natural tomato
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika powder
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil

How To Make It

Step 1: To prepare our mussels in marinera style we put a pan on the fire with a little olive oil and medium heat and add the onion, garlic and let cook for 2 minutes, then add the peppers (red, green and yellow) stir and let cook for 6 minutes.

Step 1: How To Make Mussels in marinara style

Step 2: Add the crushed natural tomato, the sweet paprika, a little salt and cook for 3 minutes.

Step 2: How To Make Mussels in marinara style

Step 3: Add the mussels and spread them well, then add the white wine, the fish stock and when it starts to boil, cover the casserole and let it cook for 6 minutes or until the mussels open (stir from time to time but giving back and forth movements to the casserole without uncovering it), once they are open, remove from the heat, serve in a deep dish with the sauce, add some fresh parsley on top and enjoy these delicious mussels in marinera.

Step 3: How To Make Mussels in marinara style

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Preguntas y respuestas

Is it possible to use frozen mussels instead of fresh?

Yes, just make sure to thaw them completely before cooking.

What type of white wine is best for this recipe?

A dry white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc or AlbariƱo, is ideal for this recipe as it complements the flavor of the shellfish well without adding too much sweetness.

How can I thicken the sauce if it is too runny?

You can let it reduce a little more over low heat without covering the pan or add a teaspoon of cornstarch dissolved in a little cold water and let it cook until it thickens.

Can I substitute the fish stock for another type of stock?

Yes, if you do not have fish broth, you can use seafood broth or even vegetable broth.

Can I prepare the marinara sauce in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the marinara sauce in advance and store it in the refrigerator, when you are going to cook the mussels, simply heat the sauce and continue with the remaining steps of the recipe.


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