Affogato means drowned in Italian…these sweet, and salty mussels drowning in a spicy tomato sauce are heavenly. They remind me of an incredible dinner I had at Ristorante Insolito, located in the central Piazza, square, in Lido d’Astia, an ancient Roman town on the sea. We loved our experience so much that we went there two nights in a row and reordered the same dishes. This recipe is my version of the mussels I enjoyed. A beautiful glass of Podere Albiano Tribolo pairs perfectly with this dish.
For a heartier meal serve over al dente linguini.
See ingredients, directions and pairings.
2 pounds Mussels, cleaned
2 cups Homemade Tomato Sauce, see recipe
1 cup White Wine
1/2 teaspoon Dried Sicilian Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Flakes
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste