Spaghetti and mussels in white wine
3 May 2010, 4:14 pm
Filed under: Noodles, Seafood

My family has always been reminded by me, of course, that when they want something to eat, or when the craving for something occurs, I am prepared to accommodate these requests. My 7-year old daughter consistently asks for her pasta favourites: spaghetti, beef lasagna, instant Mi Goreng fried noodles, or now her next favourite, sinigang.

Fortunately, Hubby, my 8-year old son and 15-year old daughter eat what is on the table. I have a propensity to organize and cook any viand they ask for. After several days of meat, meat and meat, just to finish off last week’s stock in the freezer, Hubby requested spaghetti and mussels.

Spaghetti and mussels in white wine
By: Connie Veneracion

50 g. of spaghetti (I used 150g)
12 fresh mussels, soaked, washed and debearded (also included clams)
2 tbsps. of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed and minced
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
1/2 c. of white wine (used 1 cup of an already opened bottle of Evans & Tate, Classic Margaret River)

• Cook the spaghetti according to package directions.
• Drain, reserving some of the cooking water.
• Heat the olive oil in a pan.
• Saute the garlic and onion and cook, stirring, until they start to soften.
• Pour in the white wine.
• Boil, uncovered, until most of the liquid has evaporated.
• Remember, reducing the liquid means heightening the flavors.
• Add the tomatoes.
• Pour in the pasta water. (I used ¼ cup of pasta water)
• Boil some more until reduced and the tomatoes start to turn mushy.
• Season with salt and pepper.
• Add the mussels to the pan.
• Cook for a few minutes or just until they open
(alternatively, you can pry the shells open after debearding then discarding the empty half shell).
• Throw in the cooked pasta into the pot.
• Toss to coat. Serve at once.


3 Comments so far
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One of my favorites ‘day.

Comment by Senn

Mine, too Senn. Unfortunately, we can’t get fresh ones here only frozen ones and ang katunga did not open.

Comment by hingpit

I like spaghetti with clams in an olive oil sauce:



Comment by rundles

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