Clams and Mussels Marinara from Mortorano's

Serves 4 – May be served over pasta, or with garlic bread


2 lbs clams (scrubbed clean)
2 lbs mussels (scrubbed clean)
Angel hair pasta
1 quart prepared marinara sauce
Garlic (as much as you want) 
1/4 cup parsley 
1/2 cup clam juice
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper


  • Sautee garlic in olive oil (until lightly browned)
  • Add clam juice
  • When mixture comes to a boil, add marinara sauce
  • Add clams and mussels, then cover pot and cook until the shells open (5-10 minutes) *
  • Note: If a shell doesn’t open, don’t eat it! Throw it away!
  • When all the shells are open, pour the mixture over pasta (or just dip your garlic bread into the mixture)
  • Add parsley Salt & pepper to taste