Mussels alla Marinara
Chef's Recipes

Mussels alla Marinara

The simple elegance of fresh mussels steamed in tomato sauce are readily available these days and fairly simple to prepare any night of the week!

Serves 1-3


  • 2 slices of prosciutto thinly sliced
  • ½ diced small onion
  • ½ cup good quality white wine (optional)
  • 3-4 cups Marinelli pasta sauce
  • 2 pounds fresh mussels (well cleaned)
  • 2 Tbsp washed and minced Italian parsley or basil
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves sliced garlic

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large deep skillet at medium high heat combine Olive oil, prosciutto, onion, garlic and cook till the onion becomes translucent (this will take 3 to 4 minutes)
  2. Add white wine and cook for approx. 1-2 minutes to reduce slightly and cook off any alcohol.
  3. Add Marinelli sauce and simmer partially covered for approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Gently add the mussels into the sauce then cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until they open… Be sure to discard any that do not.
  5. Once cooked immediately remove from the heat so as not to overcook the mussels.
  6. Spoon gently into warm bowls with sauce and sprinkle with Italian parsley or basil to finish.
  7. Serve with a crusty bread or baguette or dipping into the sauce.

Buon apetito!

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