Mussels alla marinara Baked omelettes with mushrooms, red onion and Taggiasca olives

Starter delicious for a fish-based dinner, the mussels marinara they are a simple and pretty recipe rapid to realize. Starting from very fresh mussels, with few others ingrediants and a few slices of toasted bread, you will bring to the table an irresistible great classic of seafood cuisine.


  • 2 kg of mussels
  • 1/2 glass of white wine
  • a bunch of parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • black pepper

How to prepare: Marinara mussels

The mussels marinara I’m a starter simple to prepare: in fact, they are cooked by cleaning the mussels well and making them open in a saucepan with the addition of garlic, oil, parsley and a splash of dry white wine. The result is a dish low in calories but very tasty.
As well as the Mussel Impepata, which unlike this recipe does not include the addition of condiments, even the mussels marinara they are a specialty in which the delicate flavor of mussels is preserved by short cooking.

We also advise you to take the mussels out of the pot as the shells hatch because too much cooking risks making the molluscs hard and chewy.

And for delicious appetizers, or at aperitif time, try the Mussels au gratin or the Fried Mussels. Along with clams, however, mussels are the protagonists of delicious fish soups such as the marinara soup, the Marchigiano soup or the seafood stew.

OTHER TASTY RECIPES: Mussel soup with shallots, Spaghetti with mussels, Mussel soup

Easy Execution Preparation Time 45 min Cooking Time 10 min Servings 4

How to prepare: Marinara mussels

Preparation of Mussels Marinara - Phase 1

Preparation of Mussels Marinara - Phase 1

To prepare the marinara mussels you must first carefully clean the mussels. Eliminate the encrustations and the fine linen, if present, wash them very well under running water. Eliminate the broken or empty ones and put the rest in a saucepan with rather high sides in which you will have put a drizzle of oil. Bring the saucepan over high heat and add the wine, the garlic clove and the parsley (chopped or whole to taste). Lightly pepper and cover.

Preparation of Mussels Marinara - Phase 2

As soon as the valves open, the mussels are ready. Transfer them to a serving dish and sprinkle them with the cooking liquid filtered through gauze. Serve the marinara mussels immediately with slices of homemade bread.