One of my all-time favourite meals is Mussels in Spicy Marinara Sauce. I love how fast and easy it is to prepare, yet how utterly delightful it turns out. The deep, rich and spicy marinara sauce is just perfect for dunking a piece of baguette to soak it up. Every piece offers a moist, spicy, flavoursome bite with affirmative hints of the sea and a light note of sweetened acidity from the tomatoes and wine. The softened baguette’s texture compliments the slight chew of the mussels… Each bite is an absolute indulgence!
Mussels in Spicy Marinara Sauce, is one of the first foods I learnt to cook. My mum frequently cooked white fish fillets in this sauce – and since mussels are a favourite seafood of mine – I thought why not cook the mussels in it instead of the fillets! It came out excellent and made its way into my best-loved recipes category. I often make this dish, especially when entertaining. Everyone loves it and I am always showered with compliments when serving this Mussels recipe. It can be served with a side of chips or over pasta, but I always go for the baguette!
This recipe was featured in the May issue of Ahlan Gourmet. If you had missed it then, here you go and make sure to give it a try, you are going to love it. This recipe includes red wine, but you can substitute the wine with fish stock, or fresh red grapes juice in the same amount, or with half the amount of red grape vinegar for an alcohol free version.