Mussels with Chilli and Spaghetti Recipe at MyDish

Mussels with Chilli and Spaghetti

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  • Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the garlic, chilli flakes, red pepper, and fennel and cook for 2 minutes, stir in the chopped tomatoes, simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the mussels, cover and cook over a medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until the mussels have opened. Throw away any that have not opened, stir in the parsley.
  • Meanwhile cook the pasta in a large pan or rapidly boiling water until al dente, drain well.
  • Divide the spaghetti among 4 bowls and top with the mussels and sauce, season with cracked black pepper, Serve and Enjoy!
  • Tips

    • You know we both just love mussels and I really like pasta Maureen doesn’t like pasta but the marvellous thing about a lot of seafood and pasta recipes they can always be adapted to use with rice which is just what we do I get my pasta and the boss gets her rice simple isn’t it?
      We like to serve this tasty dish with a green salad and balsamic dressing.


    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 1 medium onion chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic cloves. finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon Dried chilli flakes
    • ½ fennel bulb, thinly sliced
    • 800 grams canned chopped tomatoes
    • 40 fresh mussels, cleaned
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 400 grams spaghetti, we use De Cecco pasta
    •  Cracked black pepper to taste

    By Views 1206  Added Thu Jan 19 2012

    Fantastically easy, tasty seafood spaghetti, a bit like spaghetti alla vongole in fact you can always mix a few clams in with the mussels a tasty, zesty, flavourful hug from Italy.