Mussels, White Wine and Garlic Over Pasta Recipe

Perk up the flavor of mussels with this white wine garlic sauce pasta dish!

How To Make Mussels, White Wine and Garlic Over Pasta

  • 4 qts fresh mussels
  • 2 cup white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 16 oz. linguine pasta
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 6 tbsp. fresh parsley (chopped )
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp. dried thyme

Prepare the mussels:

  1. Scrub mussels and pull off beards, cutting them at the base with a paring knife.
  2. Discard those that do not close when you handle them and any with broken shells.

Prepare pasta:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain and reserve.

To assemble:

  1. In a large skillet, place 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, onion, garlic, parsley, bay leaf, thyme and wine.
  2. Bring to a boil and lower heat; cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add mussels; cover and cook just until they open, 3 to 4 minutes. Do not overcook.
  4. Divide pasta into 4 bowls and spoon mussels over noodles, reserving mussel liquid.
  5. Strain mussel liquid, and return to pot.
  6. Add remaining butter or margarine and heat until it melts.
  7. Pour over mussels and serve.

How To Make Mussels, White Wine and Garlic Over Pasta

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Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4 qts fresh mussels
  • 2 cup white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 16 oz. linguine pasta
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 6 tbsp. fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp. dried thyme

Instructions

Prepare the mussels:

  1. Scrub mussels and pull off beards, cutting them at the base with a paring knife.
  2. Discard those that do not close when you handle them and any with broken shells.

Prepare pasta:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain and reserve.

To assemble:

  1. In a large skillet, place 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, onion, garlic, parsley, bay leaf, thyme and wine.
  2. Bring to a boil and lower heat; cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add mussels; cover and cook just until they open, 3 to 4 minutes. Do not overcook.
  4. Divide pasta into 4 bowls and spoon mussels over noodles, reserving mussel liquid.
  5. Strain mussel liquid, and return to pot.
  6. Add remaining butter or margarine and heat until it melts.
  7. Pour over mussels and serve.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 209mg
  • Calories: 1036kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 110g
  • Cholesterol: 135mg
  • Fat: 22g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 23mg
  • Potassium: 2045mg
  • Protein: 73g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 1512mg
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 3036IU
  • Vitamin C: 71mg
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