Red Gold Tomatoes contacted me about posting some recipes using their products. I agreed; so they shipped some of their wonderful tomatoes to my door step. Here is what I created with the Petite Diced Tomatoes flavored with Garlic and Olive oil.
Mussels in Spicy Tomato Sauce, Wine, Sopressata
and Fresh Parsley
By The Gourmet Farm Girl
2 – 2 ½ pounds Fresh Mussels (beards removed)
¼ cup olive oil
5 garlic cloves
3-4 dried red peppers with seeds (chopped)
2 cups tomato juice
1- 14.5 oz Red Gold Petite Diced Garlic and Olive Oil tomatoes
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
4 ounces Sopressata sausage (this is a dry and inexpensive sausage)
1 red onion (cut into wedges)
1 cup dry white wine
¼ cup fresh parsley (lightly chopped)
In a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium to medium high heat melt the butter; add the onions and garlic cloves; sauté till tender, 3-4 minutes; add bay leaves, peppers, pepper seeds and olive oil; continue to sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, tomato juice, sausage and white wine; bring to a boil; add the mussels; give a quick stir; cover and let cook for 8-10 minutes till all mussels open (discard any that did not open)
Add the fresh parsley; stir and serve immediately in a large bowl with some of the broth and toasted or crusty bread for dipping.