Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
- 1 bag fresh mussels 2-3 pounds
- 1 clove garlic -sliced
- 2 tbsp fresh basil – chopped
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Rinse your mussels thoroughly and remove any mussels that won’t close if you tap them. Open mussels are dead, and you can’t eat those.
In a large saute pan add your olive oil and sliced Garlic. Allow the pan to heat up some and as the garlic begins to cook add in the mussels, red pepper flakes and basil.
Cover the pan and allow them mussels to steam open.
When the mussels have opened allow them to cook for 2-3 more minutes and serve immediately with a good crusty bread.