At the grocery store, I see they had fresh day old Maine Mussels at the seafood counter. They were cheap at $4 for a 3-Pound bag so I picked some up. I don’t usually shop for specific recipes so I took them home and tried to find what I had and if it matched up to any recipes online that I could follow. I found this recipe.

I substituted:

  • Fresh tomatoes instead of canned ones
  • Sweet Green Peppers instead of Red Ones
  • Cayenne instead of ground red pepper (is there a difference?)
  • I added 8-Year aged Parmesan that I grated over the dish at completion.
  • Two garlic cloves instead of one since I love garlic.

I wanted to share this with you in photos how the recipe was followed and the end result. Enjoy!

Dinner: Steamed Mussels
All of the ingredients.
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Sautéed Onions & Garlic
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Dicing Onions
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Sautéed Onion & Garlic adding Tomato and White Wine with Spices
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Fresh Parsley
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Mussels after being rinsed and scrubbed
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Completed base
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Chopped Parsley
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Adding the Mussels
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Boiling the Angel Hair Pasta for 4 Minutes
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Chopped Parsley and 8-Year Parmesan
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
White wine for cooking and for drinking. I would have preferred something with a fuller body but my cellar is full of red wines
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Angel Hair Pasta
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Completed Steamed Mussels
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Pouring the Mussels over the Pasta
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
The finished Dish
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Up-Close
Dinner: Steamed Mussels
Dinner is served

 

 

That’s it! It took half an hour to make and was enjoyed while listening to a new Audible audiobook, The Prophet & The Wanderer. Thanks for reading!