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Magnificent Mussels In White Wine – Cozza Al Vino Bianco

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  • 50-60 mussels – scrubbed
  • 3 garlic cloves – chopped
  • 8 fresh basil leaves – torn
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • ¾ tsp red pepper flakes – or to taste
  • 1 cup good white wine (wine you will drink while cooking!)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt & pepper – to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the mussels and pour the wine over all, cover, and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the garlic, oregano, red pepper, salt and pepper and stir.
  4. Cover and cook until the mussels start to open.
  5. Add the basil and lemon juice, stir and cover.
  6. Continue cooking until all the mussels are open.
  7. Before serving, discard any mussels that are still closed.
  8. Ladle into soup bowls and serve with crusty Italian bread and the remainder of the white wine, if any!

Buon Mangiata!

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