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Fettuccine with Mussels, Leeks and Tomatoes

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  1. This gorgeous dish is perfect for a special little dinner.
  2. As well as being easy to make, it tastes and looks wonderful, too.
  3. Choose cultured mussels as they are easy to clean and have lots of meat inside. Scrub mussels under cold running water; cut off any hairy beards.
  4. Discard any that do not close when tapped.
  5. Trim leeks, discarding dark green parts.
  6. Slice in half lengthwise and wash well.
  7. Cut into thin 1 1/2-inch long strips an d set aside. In large pot of boiling water, cook fettuccine until al dente (tender but firm); drain and return to pot. Meanwhile, in large heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic and thyme for 1 minute. Add mussels, leeks, tomatoes and wine; cover and bring to boil.
  8. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes or until leeks are tender and mussels open (discard any that don't open). Pour tomato mixture over fettuc cine; add parsley, and pepper to taste. Toss to mix and serve on dinner plates or in large individual bowls.

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