Recipe: Spicy Mussels in Tomato Sauce


Recipe: Spicy Mussels in Tomato Sauce

Mussels in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Mussels in Spicy Tomato Sauce Are you looking for something a little different the next time you eat? Mussels are an excellent choice if you’re looking for a change of pace from your typical Paleo meals. They are high in protein, zinc, B-12, and plenty of other vitamins and minerals. This spicy mussels in tomato sauce recipe is perfect for lunch or a light dinner.

Before serving be sure to discard any mussels that don’t open. Enjoy!

  • Author: Lorrie Cordain
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x
  • Category: Seafood
  • Cuisine: Mediteranian


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 vine-ripe tomatoes, rough chopped (you want them chunky)
  • 2 parsnips, peeled & rough chopped (you want them chunky)
  • 1 bunch kale
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted sodium chicken stock
  • 2 to 3 pounds fresh mussels, scrubbed and debearded


  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook the onions in coconut oil over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Increase heat to medium high and add parsnips, cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook 2 – 3 additional minutes.
  4. Add tomato paste, cayenne pepper & red pepper flakes, cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and kale until kale wilts, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add stock and mussels, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring once or twice to ensure mussels open and everything is coated evenly.


Ingredients For Mussels in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Mussels in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Mussels in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Keywords: paleo, mussels, tomato sauce, seafood, recipe

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