Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Variations on a theme

I made shrimp fra diavlo last week and it turned out pretty well, so I tried it with mussels tonight and it was even better. Wal Mart sells frozen mussels that are already cleaned and ready to go for about $2 pound, so my mussel consumption has increased dramatically. They're quick, easy and cheap, which is the right combination. I think the key to this dish is a fair amount of spice and not to skimp on the onions. I eased up on the onions last time and regretted it. I served it over linguine. The pic is the one I made.

3 tablespoon olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large chopped onion
1/2 cup white wine
1 12 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
1 small can tomato paste to thicken the sauce
1 pound mussels
red pepper flakes
top with chopped parsley and basil

Heat oil in large frying pan over medium heat.
Add the garlic and onions, cook briefly until fragrant
Add the can of diced tomatoes with juices
Add the wine
Bring the mixture to the boil and add the mussels, cook 3-5 minutes
Thicken the sauce with a can of tomato paste. Omit if you like a thin sauce.
Stir in red pepper flakes and some salt.
Top with chopped parsley and basil and serve over pasta of your choice. I used linguine.


The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I saw fresh tuna for sale for $22/lb at a grocery store in Orlando tonight. Nuts!

Jeff said...

Go check coconut prices, next. There's another shocker. Cynthia won't be making buko salad anytime soon, which is some good stuff.

KAP said...

Chinese mussels?

Jeff said...

I don't think they are.

Arin said...

holy moly - i don't even eat meat and that looks delicious.

when are you coming to ddddccc?