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Seafood Marinara Sandwiches on D’Italiano Herb & Garlic Hamburger Buns

Grab a summer sea breeze and a pack of D’Italiano® Herb & Garlic Hamburger Buns to enjoy these simple delicious seafood inspired sandwiches; perfect for summer entertaining too.

Seafood Marinara Sandwich

Seafood Marinara Sandwich

Summer and seafood go hand in hand here in Newfoundland. Local seafood is bountiful during the summer months and I love using as much of it  as I can in many different and delicious ways. Thi

But it is summer after all, and simple, quick & easy meals are what’s needed most. That’s where this amazing seafood sandwich idea comes in. Think of it as an Italian Style Seafood Sloppy Joe! 

This recipe can be adapted to whatever seafood is in season from diced lobster, shrimp, small scallops or even chopped pieces of grilled fish like halibut. I chose mussels for this sandwich because they are delicious, have plenty of great seafood flavour and are relatively inexpensive compared to many other seafood options. This makes them perfect for feeding larger groups at summer get-togethers.

Fresh mussels

Fresh mussels

If you have never steamed mussels before, don’t be intimidated. They are practically foolproof and could not be easier to cook. Discard any mussels thad do not close when pinched together before they cook, and discard any that do not open after they cook. Other than those two tips, just steam them in about an inch and a half of water in a covered saucepan, drain and they are done! It has to be one of the easiest seafoods to prepare ever.

The complimentary flavour of D’Italiano® Herb & Garlic Hamburger Buns pairs perfectly with the marinara sauce and seafood in this recipe. I’ll bet you can find dozens of new ways to use these versatile buns over the summer months.

Seafood Marinara Sandwich

 
In fact, there’s plenty of help with that! With many more summer days ahead of us and many more great recipes from all across the country to be found in the 150 Buns of Summer celebration. Be sure to follow all of the recipes, a new one each day over at the 150 Buns of Summer Facebook Page or at , Chatelaine Magazine’s 150 Buns of Summer page.

Seafood Marinara Sandwich

Seafood Sandwiches
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 
Grab a summer sea breeze and a pack of D’Italiano® Herb & Garlic Hamburger Buns to enjoy these simple delicious seafood inspired sandwiches; perfect for summer entertaining too.
Course: Easy Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian Inspired
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Author: Barry C. Parsons
Ingredients
  • 4 D’Italiano® Herb & Garlic Hamburger Buns
  • 4 pounds fresh mussels in the shell
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce ( homemade, or good quality jarred sauce)
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped basil
  • grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Steam the mussels for 7 minutes in shallow boiling water in a covered saucepan..
  2. Meanwhile heat the marinara sauce to a slow simmer in a small saucepan.
  3. Drain the water from the mussels and remove them from the shells. Discard any that do not open.
  4. Simmer the mussels in the marinara sauce or an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Serve on toasted D’Italiano® Herb & Garlic Hamburger Bunswith a little grated parmesan cheese on top.

Rock Recipes is pleased to have D’Italiano® Herb & Garlic Hamburger Buns as sponsor of this recipe post. Both product and compensation were provided by the sponsor. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own.

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