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Mussels Marinara

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 20 min.
Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD & Liz Weiss, MS, RD
This recipe combines the classic flavors of Italy with fresh shellfish.


  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 lbs mussels (choose fresh mussels that are tightly closed, and rinse them well under running water before cooking)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes, wine, and parsley and bring to a simmer. Add the mussels and stir until combined with the tomato mixture. Cover and simmer until the mussels are open and cooked, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 306
  Calories from Fat 108 (35%)
(18%)Total Fat 12g
(9%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(21%)Cholesterol 64mg
(36%)Sodium 855mg
(23%)Potassium 810mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(57%)Protein 28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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