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Spaghetti with mussels and basil

Spaghetti with mussels and basil

Mussels and pasta cooked separately, then combined in a cream sauce made with the reduced mussel juices.

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Last modified on: September 14th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 20 min.20 min.1 hour 40 min.
Preservation: 1 or 2 days in the fridge in a sealed container. Can be reheated gently.
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Step by step recipe

1 Spaghetti with mussels and basil : Photo of step #1Cook the mussels 'Marinière', then shell them (yes, I know this is a lot of work...).

Set aside.
1 hour 4 min.
2 Spaghetti with mussels and basil : Photo of step #2Pour the mussel cooking juices into a small pan (leave the very bottom, as this always contains some sand). Reduce by 3/4 over high heat.

Pour in 250 ml liquid cream, pepper generously, but don't add salt at this point, as the cooking juices are generally quite salty. Leave to thicken on low heat.

Check seasoning.
20 min.
3 Spaghetti with mussels and basil : Photo of step #3Cook the spaghetti, drain and return to the pan over low heat. 8 min.
4 Spaghetti with mussels and basil : Photo of step #4Add the shelled mussels, pour in the sauce, add the grated Parmesan and mix well. 5 min.
5 Spaghetti with mussels and basil : Photo of step #5Finish by scattering with basil leaves (cut small using scissors). 3 min.
6 Spaghetti with mussels and basil : Photo of step #6Serve immediately.

Remarks

Be careful when seasoning, as the mussel cooking liquid is generally fairly salty already, so you shouldn't need to add more salt. But add plenty of pepper, and do taste frequently.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4227237 gr514 gr136 gr
211 %91 %48 %21 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
21612 gr26 gr7 gr
11 %5 %2 %1 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
70439 gr85 gr22 gr
35 %15 %8 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 8.25 €
Per person : 1.38 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made
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