I love a spicy tomato sauce. My favorite way to enjoy a robust, rich, spicy sauce is with seafood.
I created this recipe for Fred Meyer’s Taste of Spain Event! A special thank you to the Kroger Stores for sponsoring this post! 🙂
You can shop the Taste of Spain Event at your local Kroger and Fred Meyer Stores beginning April 3rd!
I set out to learn more about the foods of Spain. I began my mini crash course by watching Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown.
There were a few take aways:
- I NEED to experience Spain (the food, the culture, the SIESTAS)
- Pork. Lots of pork.
I then read Tapas Revolution by Omar Allibhoy.
In my watching and reading, I found that seafood was a stable, and a good sauce is key.
- 2 pounds of mussels
- 1 yellow onion finely chopped (about 1 cup)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
- 1 (14) ounce can of chopped tomatoes
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup seafood stock
- 1 ½ teaspoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons slivered toasted almonds, finely chopped
- ¼ cup chopped flat leaf parsley
- Clean the mussels really well. Rinse under cold running water, several times.
- In a dutch oven, heat olive oil. Add in the onions and garlic and cook until fragrant.
- Add the chopped tomatoes into the pot and stir.
- Add in the sugar, kosher salt and red pepper flakes.
- Allow the sauce to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Pour the seafood stock into the pot and bring to a boil
- Add the mussels and almonds to the pot, and place the lid on the pot.
- Allow the mussels to steam for 20 minutes, until they open (discard any that have not opened)
- Spoon the sauce into a bowl and add the mussels to the bowl
- Top with parsley
- Serve with bread