Mussels Marinara Over Linguine

Mussels Marinara Over Linguine

Being from Long Island, Mussels Marinara is one of my favorite seafood dishes. This recipe was made to perfection over the years, and it goes well with your favorite beer or wine. The recipe to prep and cook takes 60 minutes.


  • 2lbs of Princess Edward Island Mussels
  • 1 pound of Dream Field Linguine (Only 5 Grams of carbs digestible out of 43)
  • 2 large (28 oz.) cans of Crushed Tomatoes (Contadina preferred)
  • 2 tbsp. of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. of white pepper
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp. of fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp. of fresh oregano


  1. Clean mussels thoroughly in cold water.
  2. Add muscles into pot of boiling water for 5 minutes or until shells open.
  3. Remove mussels and set aside.
  4. Mince or thinly slice garlic gloves and fry in a small pan with a tablespoon of olive oil and a splash of water and add to Marinara sauce when garlic is slightly brown.
  5. Add two cans of crushed tomatoes to a large pot and add a cup of water. Keep on low heat or until sauce is simmering and stir every 10 minutes. Keep lid on but leave an opening of about a quarter of an inch to let moisture out.
  6. Add fried garlic to sauce but drain oil first to reduce fat.
  7. Add 2 tbsp. of black pepper.
  8. Add 1 tbsp. of white pepper.
  9. 2 tbsp. of fresh basil.
  10. 2 tbsp. of fresh oregano.
  11. sauce for 30 minutes before adding mussels and stir every 10 minutes.
  12. Cook with mussels for another 20 to 30 minutes stirring every 10 minutes.
  13. When you add the mussels into the sauce, put a large pot of water up on high heat for the pasta.
  14. Cook pasta for 8 to 9 minutes and strain.
  15. Add sauce and mussels in a bowl and serve.

Serves four adults, add another pound of pasta for 8 servings, but do not double any of the ingredients. A glass of white wine goes well with this dish. Nutritional Facts a 3 oz (85 g) portion of cooked blue mussels contains 20g of protein and only 147 calories. It is rich in iron, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, and vitamins C and B12. Mussels are low in fat, only containing 0.7 grams of saturated fat in a 3oz portion. They are, however, an extremely rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in oily fish and other foods but are not produced by the body.

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