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Linguine and Mussels Marinara

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We can't go wrong with this classic Italian dish, Linguine and Mussels Marinara. It is the perfect meal with such simple ingredients.

What You'll Need:
  • 8 ounces linguine, uncooked
  • 1 pound fresh, farm-raised mussels
  • 2 cups chunky-style pasta sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
What To Do:
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

  2. While pasta cooks, rinse mussels in cold water; remove beards on mussels, and scrub shells thoroughly with a brush. Discard any opened or cracked mussels. Combine mussels, pasta sauce, and red pepper in a large deep skillet. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook 5 minutes or until mussels open. (Discard any unopened mussels.)

  3. Place drained pasta into individual shallow bowls. Top with mussels and sauce; sprinkle with chopped basil. Serve immediately.


Before preparing, tap mussels that have an opened shell. If they close, they're fine to cook; if they remain open, discard them along with any cracked mussels. To debeard a mussel, grasp the hairlike beard with your thumb and forefinger, and pull it away from the shell. Then the mussels are ready for a quick simmer.

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