Mussel Pasta


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Servings: 4
  • coarse salt
  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄2 lb chorizo sausage, cut in half lengthwise, then sliced into half-moons
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leave, chopped
  • coarse black pepper
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes (Muir Glen brand)
  • 1 lb mussels, scrubbed
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
  • crusty bread
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt, then add the pasta; cook al dente per package directions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat a large deep skillet with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat with the olive oil.
  • Add in the chorizo; cook for 2 minutes; add in the onions, garlic, celery, carrots, and thyme; season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 5 minutes; then add in the wine and tomatoes; bring to a bubble/simmer.
  • Add in the mussels and cover with the tight-fitting lid or some aluminum foil; cook 4-6 minutes or until the mussels open.
  • Discard any unopened shells; using a slotted spoon and transfer the mussels to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Add the drained cooked pasta and parsley to the skillet with the chorizo and tomatoes; toss to coat in the sauce; cook for 1 minute.
  • Divide the pasta among 4 serving plates; top each bowl of pasta with a portion of the mussels.
  • Serve immediately with the crusty bread.

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