Mussels alla puttanesca is a perfect date night meal.

Mussels Alla Puttanesca

A new way to enjoy mussels is pairing it with a puttanesca sauce. This mussles alla puttanesca recipe is robust and full of flavor, perfect with a loaf of sourdough and garnished with lots of herbs!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author ijustmakesandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bulb fennel thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pounds fresh mussels
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 each shallot minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 each anchovy
  • 1 dry pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup black olives rough chop
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 each lemon juiced
  • tarragon and fennel fronds for garnish

Instructions

  1. Saute fennel, garlic and shallot in olive oil over medium high heat until translucent.
    The flavors are amazing and I really think you’ll enjoy what I have to show you! This Mussels alla Puttanesca is something to take note of.
  2. Add tomato paste and cook until caramelization occurs, about 2 minutes. Deglaze with some white wine and reduce until thickened.
    The flavors are amazing and I really think you’ll enjoy what I have to show you! This Mussels alla Puttanesca is something to take note of.
  3. Add anchovy and cook, allowing to melt within the sauce, about 4 minutes.
    The flavors are amazing and I really think you’ll enjoy what I have to show you! This Mussels alla Puttanesca is something to take note of.
  4. Add cherry tomatoes, olives, capers, and oregano and the rest of the white wine. Allow sauce to reduce.
    The flavors are amazing and I really think you’ll enjoy what I have to show you! This Mussels alla Puttanesca is something to take note of.
  5. Add mussels and cover with a lid until mussels begin to open, about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Once mussels are cooked, add a squeeze of lemon juice and garnish with herbs. Serve with bread and enjoy.
    The flavors are amazing and I really think you’ll enjoy what I have to show you! This Mussels alla Puttanesca is something to take note of.

Recipe Notes

*In the pictures, you may noticed that I chose to skin my tomatoes. This is completely optional but I feel like cherry tomatoes have a rather thick skin and so I wanted to leave that texture out of my sauce. If you want to learn how to skin your tomatoes, refer to this post.