Some vitamin B12 and selenium never harmed anybody. Mussels, that contain them, are a rich source of protein and can be found either fresh or frozen.
In fact, frozen mussels without their shell sounded like a quite lazy idea for yet another recipe.
Laziness Factor 2
(where 0 is picking your nose and 4 is walking the entire Great Wall of China)
Ingredients for 4 servings:
– 500g spaghetti
– 300g frozen mussels
– 50g parsley
– 50ml white wine
– 4 garlic cloves
– salt, pepper, olive oil
In this recipe, you should start boiling the water for the pasta 5 minutes after you start preparing the sauce.
First, finely slice the garlic and put it in a pan with hot olive oil.
Also chop the parsley in very fine slivers.
When the garlic has turned golden, place the mussels in the pan over medium heat.
This is probably when you start boiling the spaghetti in salted water.
If the mussels were frozen, there is no need to add water – they are going to release some.
Put some parsley in the pan, but make sure you keep back some to garnish.
When the water released from the mussels is evaporated, add the wine.
Don’t forget to add as much pepper as you like.
Your spaghetti must have got ready by now, so make sure you drain them now.
When most of the wine has evaporated, mix the sauce and the spaghetti and stir thoroughly.
Garnish with some of the remaining parsley and serve.
Accompany with a glass of fine white wine. Bon appetit!
For the most visual amongst us, here is a video version of the same recipe:
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