Mussels “a la fare la scarpetta”
As the Italians say, “fare la scarpetta”. Which means to wipe your plate with bread.
In the mood for a big bowl of mussels? Light, fresh, so easy and delicious!
Rinse 1 lb of mussels well.
Sauté 1/2 c chopped onion and 2 cloves of garlic in extra virgin olive oil.
When onions are soft and transparent mix in the mussels and a 1/2 cup of white wine.
Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or when the mussels start to open.
If you enjoy cherry tomatoes, slice a hand full in half and mix them in for a few minutes to soften up.
If your someone who like a little heat like myself, sprinkle in some crushed red pepper flakes (peperoncino).
All you need is some crunching, tasty Italian bread to dunk in and enjoy the savory sauce.