Mussels Quick & Easy

Mussels Quick & Easy

Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian


  • ingredients:
  • 1 lb fresh mussels
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 sun dried tomato sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon pesto
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped capers
  • 14 oz plain diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 cup broth vegetable or seafood
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Oregano
  • To Taste Cracked Black Pepper & Kosher Salt


  • 1). Rinse and debeard the mussels. Discard any mussels with broken shells or that remain open after being "tapped".
  • 2). Heat olive oil in a metal frying pan. Add sundried tomato and garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes--- just enough to soften the garlic.
  • 3). Add pesto and capers. Sauté for another 1-2 minutes.
  • 4). Add tomatoes, broth, oregano, salt and pepper to pan and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer.
  • 5). Add the mussels to the broth, cover and simmer until all the mussels have opened (3-4 minutes). Discard any mussels that have not opened.
  • 5) Serve soup style.


This recipe is a great starting point to add your own flavors. Shrimp or fish would be an excellent addition.

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