Be the first to rate and review this recipe. Remove from heat, cool down in the pot, then when at room temperature, transfer to a sealed plastic container and refrigerate until ready to use. Mix the sauce and bucatini and top with the chopped parsley before serving and enjoy with a crusty baguette. Using my recipe for basic Red Sauce, you can make a quick and spicy "fra diavolo" sauce that is delicious drizzled over grilled squid and other seafood. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. That’s why … Continue Reading →, I’m back in action and I have a few new titles to announce. Psst! Blend whole plum I became a mama, a homeowner, and a … Continue Reading →, Baked Mahi Mahi with Easy Lemon Caper Butter Sauce, Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk and Berries, 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes, plus ¾ can of water. Add in the crushed tomatoes, water, a teaspoon of salt and the crushed red pepper. Slice up ten cloves of garlic. If you have a bottle of clam juice throw that in to give it a nice salty zing and to thin out the sauce so that it gets caught up in all of the shell fish! It can be used to for a quick pasta dinner or for simmering fresh squash and/or bell peppers and onion. In a large pot, heat evoo on medium low. Add the garlic and red pepper, and saute until fragrant, stirring, about 30 seconds. © 2020 Discovery or its subsidiaries and affiliates. This dish would pair well Roasted Garlic Bread…, Mussels and Clams with Bucatini in Red Sauce, Easy lemon caper butter sauce. I promise you that once you clean them and steam them, they’ll tell you when they’re done because they will open up and reveal their inner goodness! Place the canned tomatoes in a large bowl and place your (clean) hands in the bowl and crush the tomatoes so they breakup into a range of small pieces. Stir occasionally, just enough to prevent them from scorching. Cook on low up to a holf hour with cover half way on to reduce the sauce. The most important concept in making this sauce is to really brown (caramelize) the onions and carrots, creating a natural sweetness that balances with the acidic tomatoes. I totally understand that mussels and clams can be a little intimidating, especially if you haven’t worked with them before. This red sauce comes together very quickly as it starts with tons of garlic and diced onions and is spiced up with a generous pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. In a 5-quart Dutch oven heat the olive oil over medium heat until it is fragrant, but before it smokes, about 40 seconds. Make sure to put an empty bowl on the table to accommodate the shells. Remove the lid and stir once gently. I made this one after returning from Miami a couple of weeks ago as I was craving pasta and home cookin’! For equipment you will need a large (10 to 12 inch) high sided saute pan (sauteuse) or a 6 to 6 quart pot with a tight fitting lid, a large spoon, and a Chinese wire mesh skimmer or slotted spoon. Saute garlic with 2 Tbsp of olive oil on medium heat for 2 minutes in sauce pan. Soak the mussels and clams in a large bowl of cold water mixed with one tablespoon of flour for 5 minutes. For equipment you will need a 3-quart saucepan and a wooden spoon. Boil for a minute or 2, until the sauce is thick enough to coat a spoon. Ask anyone in my family what I always order at a restaurant, and (I hope!) Add the crushed tomatoes with their juice, the tomato paste, salt and pepper, and 1 1/2 cups of water, (white wine or clam juice can be added depending on the intended use) and bring to a boil. While the sauce is simmering, add a handful of salt to your boiling pasta water and cook the bucatini until al dente. Pull away any beards from the mussels and then rinse with cold water and set aside. My credentials: I grew up at the Jersey Shore, I had an Italian grandmother and I worked as a cook at Marenzi Restaurant in North Beach, San Francisco, back in the 1970's. Red Sauce: I know my red sauce. Stir to incorporate the ingredients and simmer on low for 45 minutes. Ingredients 2 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4-6 Garlic Cloves Sliced or Garlic Paste 2 small shallots minced 1 t dried red chili pepper flakes to taste 1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley 1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil-optional 1 can minced clams or clam juice- … Add the white wine and tomato sauce, increase the heat to high, cover and bring to a boil. The flour will help agitate and loosen the grit in the shell fish. Cover the pot and steam the shell fish for 3-5 minutes, until they open wide. I realize my blog … Continue Reading →, Chicken thighs: love ’em or hate ’em, they trump chicken breasts for me ANY day of the week. You can rate this recipe by giving it a score of one, two, three, or four forks, which will be averaged out with other cooks' ratings. Do Not Overcook- takeoff burner. Add the mussels and replace the lid. You can also use this red sauce as a base to make a "fra diavolo" with mussels, lobster or other sea food, even with leftovers and serve with rice or pasta. Lower the heat, and simmer, partially covered until the sauce level has reduced by 2 or 3 inches and the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20). Cook the sauce for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally so it doesn't stick. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute until it starts to turn golden brown, then add the onions, carrots, and oregano. Powered by the Publisher Platform (P3). Add the garlic and red pepper, and saute until fragrant, stirring, about 30 seconds. This sauce will keep 10 days in a well-sealed container in the refrigerator. Cook over high heat 3 minutes. Lastly, bucatini is a thick spaghetti kind of pasta and it makes a great pairing with this dish since it has tiny holes where all of the sauce can swim in to. Test any clams/mussels that are partially open: Press shell together with thumb and index finger, … Cook the vegetables until they are very brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. It's Italian-American comfort food. For equipment you will need a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot, and a wooden spoon. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Increase the heat to medium and add in the mussels and clams. 1 t dried red chili pepper flakes to taste, 1 can minced clams or clam juice- optional, Juice of one Lime or Lemon or concentrate, 1/2 Cup white wine, or small amount of dry sherry, 1 28 oz can tomatos(regular or San Marzano) diced, crushed or if whole use cuisinart electric hand blender in pot to cut up, 1 bag clams soak in water 1 hr before using with sl salt, To a large pot add Olive oil, garlic shallots and red chilli pepperand brown slightly. I love this dish, which is often called "Mussels Fra Diavolo", because my Italian Grandmother made it often, especially around the holidays. Heat the olive oil in a 3-quart saucepan slightly over medium heat and saute the garlic and crushed red pepper until the garlic is fragrant and beginning to brown, about 40 seconds. Throw in the onions and garlic and add a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of cracked black pepper and cook for 5 minutes, stirring consistently. All rights reserved. Then add bay leaves, juice of lime, wine and tomatos and tomato paste. This recipe is one for you to keep. 2 cups Red Sauce or Fra Diavlo Sauce, recipes follow, 3 pounds medium mussels, scrubbed, de-bearded, rinsed and drained, 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves, 1 head (about 12 medium cloves) garlic, peeled and finely chopped, 2 medium onions (about 12 ounces), cut in 1/4-inch dice, 2 medium carrots (about 8 ounces), cut in 1/4-inch dice, 4 large cloves garlic, chopped (about 1/4 cup), Sign up for the Recipe of the Day Newsletter Privacy Policy. Remove the pot from the heat and transfer the mussels gently from the pot to a large bowl with a Chinese wire mesh skimmer. Return the pot to the heat and increase the heat to high. Sounds fancy as hell, but it comes together in a flash. If you like, you can also share your specific comments, positive or negative - as well as any tips or substitutions - in the written review space. Add the white wine and tomato sauce, increase the heat to high, cover and bring to a boil.