Quick Mussels Fra Diavolo

Mussels in a spicy red marinara sauce – simple and elegant, best served with lots of whole wheat crusty bread for dipping into the delicious sauce.

Mussels in a spicy red marinara sauce – simple and elegant, best served with lots of whole wheat crusty bread for dipping into the delicious sauce.Quick Mussels Fra Diavolo

Some of my other favorite ways to make mussels are Steamed Mussels with Piri Piri Sauce and Mussels in Basil Cream Sauce,

Mussels in a spicy red marinara sauce – simple and elegant, best served with lots of whole wheat crusty bread for dipping into the delicious sauce.

Seafood on Christmas Eve is a holiday family tradition. This can be served as an appetizer with bread for dipping or over pasta as a main dish or even over zoodles to keep it low carb. I usually use my own homemade marinara sauce (I never use jarred sauce) when I make this, but I tried this with Delallo’s Pomodoro Fresco and I have to say I was very impressed, and so was my husband! It tastes just like my homemade sauce and this dish came together in less than 15 minutes.

Mussels in a spicy red marinara sauce – simple and elegant, best served with lots of whole wheat crusty bread for dipping into the delicious sauce.

If you’ve never made mussels before, you’ll be surprised how easy this dish is. The mussels should be alive when you purchase and cook them. Any mussels that are cracked should be discarded, and any mussels that don’t open after cooking should also be tossed.

Mussels in a spicy red marinara sauce – simple and elegant, best served with lots of whole wheat crusty bread for dipping into the delicious sauce.
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Quick Mussels Fra Diavolo

4
Freestyle Points
214
Calories
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Italian
Mussels in a spicy red marinara sauce – simple and elegant, best served with lots of whole wheat crusty bread for dipping into the delicious sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 25.25 oz jar DeLallo Marinara or homemade marinara
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine, omit for Paleo and Whole 30
  • 3 lbs 48 to 50 live mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley, for garnish
  • optional whole wheat crusty bread, for serving

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until hot.
  • Add the shallot, garlic and crushed red pepper and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the wine and boil until reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the marinara sauce and bring to a simmer.
  • Stir in the mussels, cover and cook until the mussels open, 6 to 8 minutes; discard any mussels that do not open.
  • Season lightly with salt, then transfer the mussels and sauce to a platter.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve right away with crusty bread.
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Nutrition

Serving: 8mussels + sauce, Calories: 214kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 8.6g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 543mg, Fiber: 10g
Freestyle Points: 4
Points +: 5
Mussels in a spicy red marinara sauce – simple and elegant, best served with lots of whole wheat crusty bread for dipping into the delicious sauce.
Mussels in a spicy red marinara sauce – simple and elegant, best served with lots of whole wheat crusty bread for dipping into the delicious sauce.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DeLallo. I only share products I use in my own kitchen. I created this recipe and received compensation to do so.