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Mussels with Israeli Couscous Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Olivia Mazza

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Kosher salt
1 cup Israeli couscous
cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 bay leaf
6 cloves garlic, minced
⅛ to teaspoon red pepper flakes
cup dry white wine
One 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by hand
2 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded
4 cups baby spinach
cup chopped fresh basil

Directions:
Directions:
Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the couscous and cook as the label directs. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bay leaf and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, about 6 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until the garlic is golden, about 3 minutes. Add the wine and cook until reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 10 minutes.

Add 1 1/2 cups water, the mussels and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook until the mussels open, about 5 minutes (discard any that do not open). Remove with a slotted spoon and divide among bowls. Add the couscous and spinach to the liquid in the pot and heat through, about 1 minute; season with salt. Add the couscous mixture to the bowls and sprinkle with the basil.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
35 min

 

 

 

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