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Mussels in Tomato Sauce with Sausage
© William Meppem

Mussels in Tomato Sauce with Sausage

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  1. 10 ounces pork sausage, casings removed
  2. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1/2 medium white onion, minced
  4. 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  5. 1 medium fennel bulb (about 1 pound)—halved, cored and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  6. 1 garlic clove, minced
  7. 2 1/4 cups tomato sauce
  8. 1/4 cup clam juice or fish stock
  9. 2 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  10. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  11. 2 dill sprigs, coarsely chopped
  12. Grilled country bread, for serving
  1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage over moderately high heat, breaking it up with a spoon until crisp, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Wipe out the skillet, add the olive oil and heat until shimmering. Add the onion and cook over moderately high heat until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the red pepper and fennel and cook over low heat until just tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, tomato sauce and clam juice and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, then add the mussels and the reserved sausage. Cover and cook over moderately high heat until the mussels open, about 10 minutes. Discard any unopened mussels. Season with salt and pepper, garnish with the dill and serve at once with grilled bread.

Suggested Pairing

Look for a fresh-tasting white with crisp acidity such as a Tuscan Vernaccia di San Gimignano, a wine that's fairly full-bodied with mineral and fruit flavors.

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