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Spaghetti with mussels

Calories per serving 440.

ingredients

serves 2.
175 g (6 oz) spaghetti
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 shallots, chopped finely
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 fresh red chilli, de-seeded and chopped finely
3 tablespoons dry white wine
450 g (1 lb) fresh mussels, scrubbed
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, to garnish

method

1. Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of lightly salted, boiling water until tender This will take 8 - 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a pan and add the shallots, garlic and chilli. Cook over a low heat for 2-3 minutes until they are softened.Then add the dry white wine, mussels and seasoning. Make sure you discard any open mussels that do not close when tapped.

3. Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes until the mussel shells have opened. Once cooked discard any mussels that haven't opened.

4. Drain the spaghetti and mix it with the cooked mussels and their pan juices. Pile into two warmed serving bowls and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

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