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                       MUSSELS MARINARA  *** gwjj62b
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Italian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      pound         Mussels
      1/2  cup           Red wine
    2      pound         Tomato
 My own creation.  Clean 2lbs. mussels in H2O & lots of black pepper for an hour &
then drain. Clean beards off mussels. In a large pan, saute garlic in 2 tbls of
olive oil, slow heat. Add basil leaves, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, 
parsley,>> onions, mushrooms and green pep- pers.  Everything should be fresh,esp
mushrooms & add ingredientes to taste. I add a lot because I love full flavors.
Saute for 15 minutes and then add 2- 1 lb cans or larger, of peeled tomatoes.
 Break the tomatoes with  your hands &  blend.  Cover and simmer for 1 hour, 
stirring frequently. Add 2 fresh, diced tomatoesand cook for another 10-15 min
longer. Add 1/4-1/2cup of dry red wine &cook for another 10 minutes. Don't
over-heat, don't dry up the  sauce.  I love my sauces watery as you seem to.
Adjust seasonings  to taste as you go.
 Use freshly grated parmasan AND romano cheese for the top- ping &add all on top
of cooked pasta. Add fresh pepper- black &/or red. Serve with a DARK green salad
and serve with a slightly chilled Chianti red wine. Add candle light and with
Classical guitar in the background makes quite an >>>>>>> evening.  I hope you
can adjust the seasonings to your lik- ing because that’s how I cook-according to
my taste.  I get rave reviews for my cuisian so it can work. Enjoy! CECILIA
HEIGHT	 (GWJJ62B) -Cecilia,“Cecie” H.
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