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Mussels Marinara

I made this dinner for the first time one day when we were deep in Car World. If you can get good fresh mussels, it is easy and delicious.

Plate

1-2 lb. fresh mussels
Marinara sauce
2-3 cups fresh spinach
Spaghetti

While you boil the pasta, put the spinach in a large serving bowl. Put the marinara in a saucepan to heat. When the pasta is done, drain it, and when you have shaken out most of the water, put it on top of the raw spinach. Lightly toss.

Start a small amount of water in a steamer, and rinse the mussels, discarding any that fail to close up when handled. Steam the mussels just long enough so they all open (2-3 minutes, if the steamer is good and hot). Meanwhile, pour the hot marinara on the pasta and spinach. Again, toss. The spinach will be thoroughly wilted, though hardly cooked.

Add the steamed mussels, along with shells and juices, into the bowl, and toss one more time. Serve immediately with a Spanish red wine (preferrably more than five years old). Grated Parmesan cheese is optional. You'll want a bowl on the table for the mussel shells.

 

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Anchovy Spaghetti
Apple Cake
Beans Elizabeth
Bouillabaisse
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Cajun Cat
Chili
Chilis Rellenos
Clam Chowder
Colonial Chicken Curry
Craig's Shrimp Pasta
Dog Food
Dolmas
Erin's Artichoke Dip
Fish Creole
Garden Noodles
Gaspacho
Goanese Chicken
Gumbo
Just 8 Corn Muffins
Lawan's Heavenly Soup
Magic Hat Sauce
Monroeville Spaghetti
Mother's Fruitcake
Mulligatawny Soup
Mussels Marinara
My Father's Beans
Oyster Pie
Paella
Pasta Putanesca
Peach Cake
Roast Chicken with Herbs
Seafood Curry
Siam Garden Thai Beef Curry
Spaghetti Marpoli
Summer Fruitcake
Tuna Spaghetti
Two Banana Bread
Very Green Salad
Whiskey Pudding