Pasta With Mussels in Marinara Sauce

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”15 min” cook_time=”20 min” serves=”4″ details=”” ] Mussels in the shell top tomato-sauced linguine for an attractive but simple

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”15 min” cook_time=”20 min” serves=”4″ details=”” ]

Mussels in the shell top tomato-sauced linguine for an attractive but simple meal.

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  • 12 ounces linguine
  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added tomatoes, chopped with their juice

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  • 1 1/2 pounds mussels, well scrubbed and debearded
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper

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[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”35 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta according to package directions until firm-tender. Drain, transfer to a large bowl, add the butter, and toss to coat.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil over low heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the sauce is richly flavored. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Add the mussels, cover, and cook for 5 minutes or until the mussels have opened. (Start checking after 2 minutes and remove the mussels as they open; discard any that do not.) [/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]When all the mussels have opened, return them to the pan. Add the basil, parsley, salt, and pepper, and cook for 1 minute. Add to the pasta, tossing gently to combine. [/step-item]

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[nutrition-info calories=”473″ calories_fat=”” fat=”9g” sat_fat=”3g” choles=”24mg” sodium=”322mg” carbs=”” sugars=”” protein=”20g” fiber=”5g”]

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