Grab a friend and "Mussel Up" .
Wash your mussels and allow to drain well using a colander. Rotate from time to time to help drain all the excess water. Remove any excess " beards".
Sautee lots of garlic with a good splash of olive oil. Allow to turn brown.Add some dry pepper flakes at this point if you like it very spicy, add extra.
Add the mussels and a good splash of white wine and do not cover , allow wine to reduce about 5 min on high heat.
Add a good amount of fresh tomato or a couple of cans of a good quality plum crushed tomato some salt/pepper, parsley and mix it well . Cover and continue to cook until mussels open .
Separate the sauce and place into individual dipping dishes when serving .
Chefs note: Want to get even more for your money , make a delicious Spaghetti with mussels from this diablo sauce.
Boil some spaghetti in salt water until aldente. In the meantime, remove the meat from the mussels and add to the diablo sauce.Drain the pasta , add to sauce. Toss well and taste for seasonings. Top with some fresh chopped parsley.