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 2 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 20 min.20 min.1 hour 40 min.
Keeping: 1 or 2 days in the fridge in a sealed container. Can be reheated gently.
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Stage 1 - 1 hour 4 min.
Spaghetti with mussels and basil : Photo of step #1
Cook the mussels 'Marinière', then shell them (yes, I know this is a lot of work...).

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 20 min.
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Pour 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 83 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.

Stage 3 - 8 min.
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Cook the spaghetti, drain and return to the pan over low heat.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Add the shelled mussels, pour in the sauce, add the grated Parmesan and mix well.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Finish by scattering with basil leaves (cut small using scissors).

Stage 6
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Serve 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

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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