Mussels & Spaghetti

My earliest memory of mussels was more than a decade back, when I went to the beach with my cousins and some of their friends. I’m not the biggest fan of the beach and this day didn’t turn out to be any different. However, at night, we had fresh fish and mussels for dinner. The mussels were so fresh that there was a bit of sand when you bit into it and to be honest, wasn’t a memorable experience. Fast forward to 2019, I am making mussels as part of my food adventures. These mussels are a bit different to what I had back in India, these were larger and not so fresh but delicious in this recipe. As I have said before, sometimes, the simplest ingredients make a delicious dish. Mussels are a great source of iron, proteins and vitamins as well which make it a complete winner in any recipe.

{Recipe}
Mussels and tomato spaghetti

INGREDIENTS:
Spaghetti – 100-150gms
Peeled Mussels-1 cup
Tomato-1
Butter-2tbsps
Minced garlic-2tbsps
Red wine vinegar-1tsp
Salt
Pepper
Red chili flakes-1tbsp
Fresh parsley
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Oil

PREPARATION:
1)In a saucepan, boil some water with some salt. Then once the water starts boiling, add the spaghetti in and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes on medium high or until done.
2)While the water boils, add some oil and butter on a pan. Then add red chili flakes and minced garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes. Add some red vine vinegar and pepper. Mix well.
3)Then add the mussels to the pan along with some chopped up tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes at medium heat or until done.
4)Then add the spaghetti along with some of the pasta water for the saltiness and to make sure the pasta is not dry. Cook for another 5 minutes. Serve as shown with some fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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14 Comments Add yours

    1. myfoodswings says:

      Thank You! πŸ™‚

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  1. omg sooooooooo gonna make this it looks AMAZZIIINNNGGGGG

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    1. myfoodswings says:

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

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  2. Pops says:

    I LOVE mussels! Probably one of my favorite things!

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    1. myfoodswings says:

      That’s awesome! πŸ™‚

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  3. I think if there was sand, they weren’t necessary fresh, but for sure not enough rinsed!!! Anyway, I love mussels and I miss so much those fought fresh! Great recipe!

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    1. myfoodswings says:

      Thank you so much! I’m pretty sure they were fresh but as you said, may not have been rinsed properly.. I have started to like mussels though! πŸ™‚

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  4. Hello there, this is a nice recipe. Mine it’s a bit different and I’m posting it later today- notice how the Italians do not use cheese on mussel or any other fish/molluscs! Also, how did you clean the mussels from sand? I use a really cool method of doing it- be sure to have look at my recipe later today! Regards!

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    1. myfoodswings says:

      Oh I didn’t know that! They came pre-cleaned and ready to cook.. Will definitely look at your recipe! 😊

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      1. How can I follow you? The link says that the site is no longer available as it has been deleted by author?

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      2. Oh ignore my previous reply; somehow I managed following you- a bit complicated for me this whole blogging thing! Can’t wait to see more recipes from you! Regards!

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      3. myfoodswings says:

        That’s great! Thanks! πŸ™‚

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