Italian Seafood

PASTA WITH MUSSELS: A CLASSIC FROM THE SOUTH OF ITALY

If you like seafood dishes, this is a delicious recipe for making linguine with mussels.

Let me know how you like it!!!


 

 

 

 

SERVINGS:4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/2 lb fresh water mussels (scrubbed and debeard)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 3 oz chopped parsley
  • 1 can peeled plum tomatoes
  • 16 oz spaghetti, spaghettoni or linguine pasta
  • crushed red pepper and salt to taste

 

DIRECTIONS:

Wash the mussels under running water several times. Scrub and debeard.
Boil linguine according to packet directions. Drain and set aside.
Saute garlic in olive oil
Add the red chilli flakes and chopped parsley
Add the mussels. Also add salt to taste. Cover and let cook
Reserve the mussels stock, remove the meat from half of the mussels and add that to the stock as well.
Add the plum tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes. Press with the back of a spoon.
Add the stock  along with the mussels meat back into the pot.
Toss the linguine into the tomato mussels sauce. Drizzle with some olive oil and chopped parsley
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