Brian’s Mussels and Linguine

Serves 4 to 6Mussels and Linguine
Prep time: 10 minutes; cooking time: 10-to15 minutes

  • 15-to-20 mussels
  • 1 pkg. (12 to 16 oz.) linguine
  • 4 Tbsps. butter
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Tbsps. basil, chopped (plus extra for garnish)
  • 2 Tbsps. parsley, chopped (plus extra for garnish)


  1. Rinse and debeard mussels; set aside.
  2. Cook linguine al dente according to package directions; set aside.
  3. In large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  4. Add onions, garlic; Salt & Pepper to taste; cook until onions are soft, translucent.
  5. Add basil, parsley, wine; bring to boil.
  6. Add mussels; cover; cook 5-to-10 minutes or until shells open (discard mussels that don’t open.)
  7. Add linguine to skillet; carefully toss ingredients together.
  8. Serve in large bowl; garnish w/chopped basil and parsley