Pasta With Mussels Sauce

“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.”
READY IN:
1hr 5mins
SERVES:
4-6
UNITS:
US

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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