Mussels in Spicy Tomato Sauce



Serves : 2


Rich source of protein



Cooking time

Minutes : 25

These mussels in spicy tomato sauce are so good (and so simple to make, hello, one pot meals!) A simple sweat of aromatics, Calabrian chili pepper paste & crushed tomatoes, simmered to perfection and steamed with mussels.

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large shallot minced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Calabrian chili pepper paste
  • ▢1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound mussels
  • Dash of red wine vinegar optional
  • Handful of chopped parsley to garnish
  • Crusty bread to serve
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash your mussels under cool water, pat dry, set aside. In a deep pot with a drizzle of olive oil, sweat out shallot, garlic and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Next, add in your Calabrian chili pepper paste and sweat out. Then add in your crushed tomatoes and simmer for another few minutes.
  3. Next, add in your wine and reduce for 2-3 minutes, then melt your butter in.
  4. Once your sauce is all combined and the butter is melted throughout, add in the mussels, and stir well to toss with the sauce. Cover with a lid and steam until your mussels open, about 5-6 minutes.
  5. Remove the lid and turn off the heat. Toss in chopped parsley. Serve with freshly cracked pepper and crusty bread to dip into your sauce!

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