Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a slight variation on a seafood marinara from the Williams-Sonoma recipe vault. Friends rave over this dish which is not only hearty and healthy, but FULL of flavor. Perfect for serving to a crowd!
- 1 lb mussels
- 1⁄2 lb large shrimp, peeled, deveined and halved length-wise
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) canwhole plum tomatoes with juice, chopped
- salt, to taste
- 12 fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1 lb spaghetti
- 1⁄4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- Clean and debeard mussels under cold running water. Discard any mussels that do not close tightly when gently touched. Move clean mussles to refrigerator to keep cool.
- Heat 2 Tbs of Olive Oil in a small to medium skillet or saute pan. Add half of the chopped garlic and the red pepper flakes. Saute for 1 minute.
- Add tomatoes and salt to saute pan. Set to simmer approximately 15 minutes or until sauce thickens. Be sure to stir frequently.
- Stir in basil. Cover and reduce heat to lowest setting to keep warm.
- Start to boil Spaghetti in separate large pot.
- Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 Tbs olive oil and garlic in a large, deep saute pan on medium-high heat.
- Add 1/4 cup chopped parsley. Saute for 1 minute.
- Add white wine and simmer until hot.
- Add mussels to pan and cover. Let cook for 2 minutes or until all mussels are open.
- Stir in Shrimp and cook for another 2 minutes until shrimp are pink and cooked.
- Remove from heat and discard any unopened mussels.
- Drain Spaghetti and return to warm pot. Pour in tomato sauce and toss gently. Add in Seafood and all juices and toss lightly once again.
- Serve immediately while hot. Garnish with parsley if desired.