MUSSELS

 

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion -- chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic -- minced
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 5 large mushrooms -- chopped
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • 36 raw green-lipped mussels
  • 1/2 cup olives -- chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes -- chopped
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • salt and pepper -- to taste

Directions

  • Place mussels in a large bowl with cold water to cover.
  • Let them soak for about 20 minutes to remove any dirt or sand.
  • Cook angel hair pasta in another pot for 8-10 minutes, drain and set aside.
  • Add olive oil and butter to a large stockpot at medium-low heat.
  • Add garlic, onion.
  • Saute until onions are transparent but do not brown.
  • Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste and cook until tender.
  • Season with basil, oregano, and tarragon.
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the olives and fresh tomatoes, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add wine, tequila, and mussels to skillet.
  • cover and increase heat to high for until mussel shells are open, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Discard any unopened shells.
  • Transfer to a large serving bowl and serve with pasta.

Notes

Categories: Dinner  Main Dish  Shellfish 

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