Rating: 4.51 stars
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Mussels and linguine in a spicy tomato broth are very flavorful. To provide the correct ambiance, serve by candlelight with a crusty French bread and a bottle of wine.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, warm oil and saute garlic until transparent.

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  • Add tomatoes, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes to skillet; reduce heat to low to simmer for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.

  • Add wine and mussels to skillet; cover and increase heat to high for 3 to 5 minutes or until mussel shells are open.

  • Pour over hot pasta, sprinkle with parsley and squeeze lemon wedge over all. Garnish with remaining lemon and serve.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; protein 13g; carbohydrates 52.8g; fat 5.4g; cholesterol 8.9mg; sodium 187.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (55)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2004
This dish was absolutely fabulous! I did alter the recipe somewhat to include scallops and shrimp as well and added one minced shallot to the garlic and olive oil. I will definitely make this one again! Read More
(47)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2011
It's not really far for me to give this more or less stars. I didn't try it but made it for my husband who likes mussels only problem is we are not able to get fresh mussels up where we live so I used frozen and they came out chewy. So I dont think the problem was the dish but the mussels he did like the sauce with it although it was a little light for his taste. Read More
(7)
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2004
This dish was absolutely fabulous! I did alter the recipe somewhat to include scallops and shrimp as well and added one minced shallot to the garlic and olive oil. I will definitely make this one again! Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2003
Good stuff. I make it a little hotter by adding hot sauce and crushed red pepper. When the store is out of mussels, I have substituted little neck clams. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2004
Very good and flavourful I added about 4 crushed cloves of garlic as I like it garlicky. Otherwise I followed recipe exactly. thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2003
Excellent. It was a good idea to pour over the pasta. I added a bit of salt to it. Thank you! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2006
I didn't think this recipe was exceptional but it had a good flavor. If I make it again I will include more garlic and red pepper flakes. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2004
Oh so yummy! We like heat so I added more than a pinch of red pepper flakes and used red wine instead of the white. Perfect Friday nite dinner. Serve with some nice crusty bread to sop up the wonderful sauce. Thanks Donna! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2008
This was absolutely WONDERFUL! I must admit that I was skeptical but it turned out fantastic. The only change I made was to add a shallot with the garlic. This will be the only way I make mussels at home! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2010
I dont like mussels I'm just not a seafood lover. I made this dish for my husband's birthday and he loved it. This was also my first attempt at cooking seafood. I followed the recipe exactly and now when there is a special occasion my husband asks if I'll make this so I know it must be wonderful. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2010
Excellent!!!!. The only thing that I added was a little bit of salt. This is the original italian recipe adding other ingredients like tomato paste ketchup or sausage would be a sin. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2011
It's not really far for me to give this more or less stars. I didn't try it but made it for my husband who likes mussels only problem is we are not able to get fresh mussels up where we live so I used frozen and they came out chewy. So I dont think the problem was the dish but the mussels he did like the sauce with it although it was a little light for his taste. Read More
(7)