Mussels Ala Don

Recipe by Ev And Don

Steamed Mussels in a garlic wine marinara sauce with chopped clams

Top Review by Sagadahoc

Made this recipe with the bread crumb finish, rather than over linguini. It was delicious, well balanced seasoning. I omitted the red pepper flakes because what I had available were Rotel diced tomatoes with chili peppers. Think I'll do it that way again. Thank you, Don. This was inspired and I think will make a great dish for company.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all in mini food processor and chop until fine (not paste).
  2. Heat 1/2 cup olive oil in stock pot.
  3. Add in garlic/basil mixture and heat (do not let garlic burn).
  4. Add in juice from 2 lemons (or 1/3 cup of lemon juice), 1 tbs of Mrs. Dash spicy seasoning, 2 tbs butter, 1 tsp salt, good amount of black pepper, 1 tbs of oregano, and 1 tbs of red pepper flakes*, heat on high heat until bubbling.
  5. Stir in 1 cup of white wine and bring to boil, allow to reduce slightly.
  6. Stir in 1 can of crushed tomatoes and let cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Stir in 1 large can (29 oz) of chopped clams (drained-leaving some clam juice), heat to bubbling.
  8. When boiling, add in 4 lbs of cleaned mussels, cover and allow mussels to steam open.
  9. Just before serving, stir 1/4 cup parsley, thoroughly stir and heat through.
  10. Serve over linguini.
  11. For variation, toast 1-2 cups of bread crumbs, and sprinkle over pot right before serving (do not serve with pasta, since sauce will be absorbed by breadcrumbs).
  12. *Heat (spice) can be adjusted with less red pepper flakes, need at least 1/2-1 tsp, to max of 1 tbs.

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