500g fresh mussels - washed and beards removed. Discard any that are broken or don't close when you tap them
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 small shallot, finely chopped
12-14 cherry tomatoes, halved
150ml white wine
1/2 a red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
A large handful of chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
preparation 12 mins • you cook for 6 mins •
Watch a 30 second preview of my cook-along video below
Traditionally, this dish would be made using clams, however they can be a little tricky to obtain in some parts of the country, so my recipe uses mussels instead. Juicy mussels cooked in white wine and garlic, tossed together with spaghetti, fresh chill and chopped parsley. The delicious combination has such a fresh taste, that you will be looking into the empty pan wishing you made more. This is a two part recipe. In part one, we start the cooking. In part two, we mix everything together and serve.
Large saucepan with a lid for the mussels
Large saucepan of boiling water for the spaghetti
Spoons to stir
Before you start, cook the spaghetti for 6 mins LESS than the packet instructions. Have the mussels prepared and ready, as per the ingredients box above, along with the shallot, garlic, tomatoes and wine. Put another pan on the hob on a high heat for the mussels and click here!
Before you start, have the chopped chilli and parsley ready and click here!