Steamed Mussels Marinara Recipe

Steamed Mussels Marinara Recipe


  • 4 lb fresh mussels
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 40 oz White Linen™ Marinara Sauce
  • 3 – 4 leaves fresh basil, torn
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large 4-6 quart stockpot with a tight-fitting lid. Add shallots and cook until softened.
  2. Pour in wine, turn heat to high and bring to a rolling boil.
  3. Add mussels and tightly cover. Cook on high heat for 4-5 minutes or until mussels open.
  4. Transfer the mussels to shallow serving bowls.
  5. Add 2 1/2 cups sauce to the cooking liquid and bring to a simmer.
  6. Once simmering, spoon sauce over mussels and garnish with fresh basil.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve immediately with a good bread to soak up the delicious juices. The remaining sauce can be heated and served on the side.


Serves four as a main course or eight as an appetizer. May substitute Premium Marinara Sauce.