Bring restaurant-quality seafood to your home dinner table with this amazing Mussels Marinara dish! Featuring delicious mussels over marinara and angel hair pasta, this might make you reconsider going out for seafood ever again!

Mussels Marinara Recipe

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 1/2 lb. live mussels, de-bearded and cleaned as shown in video
  • 1 Rada Quick Mix Marinara Sauce, made to package instructions
  • 1 14 oz. can petite tomatoes (for the Quick Mix)
  • 1 12 oz. can tomato paste (for the Quick Mix)
  • 1/2 sweet onion, fine dice
  • 1/2 green pepper, fine dice
  • 1/2 lb. unsalted butter
  • Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups seafood stock or white wine
  • 4+ tablespoons minced garlic, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons season salt, to taste
  • Angel hair pasta (or other if you prefer) cooked al dente

Go through 1 1/2 lb. live mussels, discarding open mussels, keeping closed ones. In a saucepan, begin to prepare angel hair pasta (or pasta of choice).

Chef Ted readies mussels for cooking.

Clean mussels in sink under fresh water. A knife such as the Rada Peeling Paring can be useful for removing the hair-like material covering the mussels.

Chef Ted de-beards mussels in preparation for cooking.

Put 2 cups water in a saucepan. Add a packet of Rada Quick Mix Marinara Sauce.

Chef Ted pours Rada Quick Mix Marinara Sauce in a pan.

Add 1 14 oz. can petite tomatoes and 1 12 oz. can tomato paste to saucepan. Bring to boil on stove. Once boil is reached, reduce to low heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.

Chef Ted adds a can of tomato paste to his pan.

Fine dice 1/2 sweet onion.

Chef Ted dices onions for the mussels marinara dish.

Fine dice 1/2 green pepper.

Chef Ted dices green peppers for mussels marinara.

On the stove, place 1/2 lb. unsalted butter in saucepan with a small amount of olive oil, garlic, and season salt. Add diced onions and green peppers.

Chef Ted adds vegetables to pan.

Add 1/4 cup sugar to the butter mixture. Stir. Add 1 1/2 cup white wine or seafood stock. Add mussels to mixture and cover, allowing to simmer. After a few moments, add another 1 1/2 cup white wine or seafood stock.

Chef Ted stirs pots for the mussels marinara.

When all is finished cooking, place marinara over pasta.

Chef Ted pours marinara sauce over angel hair pasta.

Place mussels over marinara.

Chef Ted places mussels over pasta with marinara.

Serve and enjoy!

Chef Ted with mussels marinara.

A Fabulous Marinara You’ll Want Again and Again!

Rada Marinara Quick Mix

The Rada Quick Mix Marinara Sauce is your ticket to restaurant-quality pasta at home! This incredible sauce only requires water, fresh diced tomatoes, and tomato paste to easily make a marinara you won’t forget.

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An Appealing Knife to Peel and Pare!

Rada Peeling Paring Knife

The Rada Peeling Paring Knife is an unbeatable way to peel, pare, slice, dice, and more! This stainless steel paring knife features a short blade ideal for precise, graceful cuts, hand sharpened for a razor edge that will easily cut through countless foods. Use it to prepare mussels, craft the perfect garnish, and much more! Like all Rada products, it’s made in the USA, and you’ll be able to use it forever, as it’s backed by an ironclad Lifetime Guarantee!

Stop by our online Rada Kitchen Store to add the Rada Peeling Paring Knife to your kitchen collection!

A Handy “Handi” Utensil!

Handi-Stir Features

The best wire whisk in the world is here, and it’s the Rada Handi-Stir! This great utensil features a unique style that reaches corners and bottoms of pans for maximum mixing contact while ensure that no food gets stuck in the whisk. Use it to mix batters, gelatin, sauces, and mixtures of all kinds! Not only is it made in the USA, but it’s protected by a Lifetime Guarantee!

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Mussels Marinara Video Recipe


Mussels Marinara Video Transcript

Hi, I’m Chef Ted, and I’m here in the Rada Cutlery kitchen. Today I am going to use one of the Rada Quick Mixes and make a mussels marinara over angel food pasta.

First thing you want to do is go through and find all the ones that are open and closed. If they’re open, they’re possibly not alive, and you want them to be fresh and alive. So I just separate the two of them out. So far I’m doing pretty darn good here.

This looks like how it turned out. We got a pretty fresh bag, so we’re going to take these over to the sink and clean them down.

What I like to do is take them and run them under fresh water. Basically you’re just trying to remove the beards, which are hair-like things. The Rada Peeling Paring Knife works really good at cutting some of that away. When it comes to mussels you don’t want to leave them in standing water. They come from underwater but there’s something about after they’re caught where the fresh water we use doesn’t react well with them at all. This one here has decided to open up a little bit.

The Rada Quick Mixes are really easy, they’re really handy. I’ve got 2 cups of water in the saucepan. I add the entire packet of Quick Mix. We’ve got a 14.5 ounce can of petite cut tomatoes. And one 12 ounce can of tomato paste. I’m just going to bring it over the stove and use the Rada Handi-Stir to bring it to a boil.

I’m just going to really fine dice half an onion and half a green pepper. Back over at the stove and I’m going to throw in a stick and a half of butter and a little bit of olive oil. A little garlic. Some season salt. Use salt, pepper, throw Italian seasoning in as well. Now I’m going to add vegetables. If you don’t like something, leave it out.

The marinara has come to a boil so I am going to take that down to a low-medium low heat and let that simmer for 10 minutes.

Over here I have add a quarter cup of sugar to the butter, olive oil, pepper, onion, and seasoning mixture. Now I’m going to add about a cup and a half of seafood stock or white wine. Now that I’ve got this going at a good roiling boil, I’m going to add the mussels in. I’m going to seal it up with a lid to hold the heat in. Going to add another cup and a half of seafood stock to this. I’m going to add the leftover shrimp.

Here we have the Rada Quick Mix marinara. I’m going to put that over angel hair pasta. This shrimp and mussel combination with vegetables and stock sauce goes on top. And there you have mussels marinara using a Rada Quick Mix marinara sauce. Fresh mussels and shrimp!

End of Video Transcript