Mussels Italiano

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by nina guzzo

This classic Italian dish is full of flavor, with garlic, onions, basil, and tomatoes complementing the briny broth produced by the mussels. I got this recipe from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Clean Eating.

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  1. Clean mussels by rinsing under cold water and brushing them with a stiff kitchen brush. Pull out the beard by giving the fuzzy hairs sticking out of the sides of the mussel a yank. Remove any mussels that have cracked or opened shells.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot over med-high heat. Add garlic, onion, and basil. Cook for 1 minute. mix in tomatoes, wine, black pepper, then heat for another 2 minutes. Add mussels, bring to a boil, and cover. Cook for about 4 minutes or until mussels open. Serve immediately in bowls.
  3. Tip: Serve mussels with pasta or rice, or make garlic bread!

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