Mussels Fra Diavolo with Crushed Tomatoes
Crushed red chili flakes give this classic dish its fiery reputation. As the mussels cook, they open and release their natural juices, adding to the rich flavor of the tomato broth. Reducing the tomato and wine mixture before adding the mussels will ensure the broth has just the right texture for the perfect Mussels Fra Diavolo.
Made with Crushed tomatoes
Mutti® Polpa keeps all the freshness of freshly picked tomatoes. This unique product combines the finely cut pulpy part of the fruit with its own juice.
extra virgin olive oil
large shallot, minced
garlic, thinly sliced
crushed red pepper flakes
Mutti® Crushed Tomatoes (Polpa)
fresh mussels, scrubbed clean with beards removed
chopped fresh parsley
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Mussels Fra Diavolo with Crushed Tomatoes: Method
- Heat olive oil in a large saucepot over medium-high heat. Add shallots, garlic and red pepper and cook for about 5 minutes or until shallots are golden, stirring frequently. Stir in white wine and cook about 3 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in Mutti® Crushed Tomatoes (Polpa), reduce heat to medium-low and simmer partially covered about 20 minutes or until thickened slightly, stirring occasionally.
- Add mussels to the pot and stir gently to distribute them evenly within the sauce. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Gently shake the pan a couple of times during cooking, without removing the cover, to redistribute the mussels. After 5 minutes, remove the cover from the pan to check the mussels. Most should be open. If some remain closed, cover and cook for an additional 2 minutes. At this time, if any mussels are still closed, discard them.
- Arrange mussels in shallow serving bowls and ladle sauce over them. Serve with crusty bread or over hot cooked pasta. Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve your delicious Mussels Fra Diavola and enjoy your meal.