Pasta With Mussels Sauce

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

If you like mussels, you will like this dish. I make it for my SIL as my DD can't be bothered with the prep work. The time here includes soaking.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash mussels in several changes of fresh water; using a small knife, remove"beards".
  2. Soak mussels for about 30 minutes in cold water containing a handful of salt& a handful of flour.
  3. This will remove any sand inside the mussels.
  4. In a large saucepan, stir together the wine, garlic, 2 tbsp of the parsley& the pepper.
  5. Drain the mussels& add to pot.
  6. Cook over high heat until steaming; reduce heat to low, cover& steam until shells open (about 5- 7 minutes).
  7. Discard any that don't open.
  8. Using a fork, remove the mussels from their shells, letting the liquid from the shells drain back into the pot.
  9. If you want, you can reserve 5 or 6 unopened as a garnish.
  10. Set the mussels aside in a warm serving dish.
  11. Cook the liquid in the pot over high heat until reduced to about 3/4 cup.
  12. Stir in butter, lemon juice& tomato paste; pour over mussels.
  13. Garnish with remaining parsley& serve hot over your favourite pasta.

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