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Steamed Mussels in a Red Wine and Tomato Sauce

Serves 4

3 Tbsp. of Olive Oil
1 Large Sweet Onion, Diced
2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
1 Tbsp. Oregano
1 Tbsp. Parsley
1 Dash of Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper
1/4 Cup of Red Wine (Whatever you're drinkng will be fine).
1 14.5 Oz. Can of Diced Stewed Tomatoes
2 Lbs. of Fresh Mussels 

Heat the Oil on Medium-High in a Large Sauce Pan or Pot. (Large enough for all the ingredients). Add the Onion, Garlic, Oregano, Parsley, Salt and Pepper and cook for about 2-3 Minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and wine and bring to a simmer, covered. Add the rinsed Mussels and mix all the ingredients. Cover and Simmer for about 6-8 Minutes until the Mussells are opened and cooked.

Serve in bowls with a sliced Lemon and Parsley Garnish. Can be served over Linguine or Angel Hair Pasta and lightly coated with Parmesan Cheese.

Serve with your favorite Red Wine.




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Prince Edward Island (PEI) Mussels are quite possibly the best tasting in the world. Wherever yours come from, make sure they are fresh, have air to breath and are closed-shelled. Rinse well.

Garlic Bread

1 Loaf (Long) Baked Italian Bread
2 Tbsp. of Butter
2 Tbsp. of Minced Garlic
1 Tsp. of Lemon Juice

Slice Bread Length-Wise. Coat insides with Butter. Spread Garlic and Lemon Juice. Join both Halves and Cut to Fit Toaster Oven. Toast on Medium Dark. Cut and Serve.

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