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Steamed Mussels Marinara

Ingredients

  • 4 lb. fresh mussels
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 1 ½ c. dry white wine
  • 40 oz. White Linen™ Marinara Sauce
  • 3 - 4 leaves fresh basil, torn
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large 4-6 quart stockpot with a tight-fitting lid. Add shallots and cook until softened.
  2. Pour in wine, turn heat to high and bring to a rolling boil.
  3. Add mussels and tightly cover. Cook on high heat for 4-5 minutes or until mussels open.
  4. Transfer the mussels to shallow serving bowls.
  5. Add 2 1/2 cups sauce to the cooking liquid and bring to a simmer.
  6. Once simmering, spoon sauce over mussels and garnish with fresh basil.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve immediately with a good bread to soak up the delicious juices. The remaining sauce can be heated and served on the side.

Tips

Serves four as a main course or eight as an appetizer. May substitute Premium Marinara Sauce.