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Fast & Easy Dinner: Angel Hair Pasta With Mussels and Red Pepper Sauce

Fast & Easy Dinner: Angel Hair Pasta With Mussels and Red Pepper Sauce

One of my all time favorite dinners is linguine and clams. I love it so much I could eat a bowl of piping hot pasta and plump little clams every night. However, to expand my shellfish horizons, I've decided to experiment with mussels. Like clams, they pair perfectly with pasta.

In this recipe, the mussels are cooked in a red sauce made from canned tomatoes and bell peppers. The final result is a delicate and delicious pasta with fresh shellfish flavors. To explore the world beyond linguine and clams,


Angel Hair Pasta with Mussels and Red Pepper Sauce
From Cooking Light magazine

8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/3 cup diced onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups diced red bell pepper (about 2 medium)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of ground red pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
1/2 cup white wine
36 mussels (about 3 pounds), scrubbed and debearded
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add bell pepper, salt, and ground red pepper; sauté 2 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and wine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes.
  5. Add mussels, and increase heat to medium. Cover and simmer for 7 minutes or until shells open. Discard any unopened shells. Serve mussel mixture over pasta; sprinkle with parsley.

Serves 4.

CALORIES 372(18% from fat); FAT 7.4g (sat 1g,mono 2.6g,poly 1.3g); PROTEIN 24.9g; CHOLESTEROL 40mg; CALCIUM 85mg; SODIUM 809mg; FIBER 4.5g; IRON 8.7mg; CARBOHYDRATE 46.9g

Join The Conversation
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Mmm I love mussels. This looks yummy. It's making me hungry!
I have an issue with food in which you have dig out things from the dish to eat.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Sorry, I just can't do mussels!
bidds626 bidds626 9 years
frutti del mare!
chrissy00 chrissy00 9 years
I make this dish all the time, but use tofu shirataki pasta to cut back on carbs. Can not even tell the difference...yummmm :)
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
I actually prefer mussels over clams. Mussels seems to be an overlooked seafood. We went to Perth (Australia) a few years ago. They serve mussels in a bucket. It was delicious!
music_jewel321 music_jewel321 9 years
This looks scrumptous! Can't wait to try it!
emalove emalove 9 years
I like most seafood, but NOT mussels. My father and sister love this meal though.
anned anned 9 years
this is one of my favorite meals-perfect with some great bread to soak up the extra sauce! although I like a lil' more garlic :)
sneepyiie sneepyiie 9 years
this looks so delicious ! I'd love to have a bowl right now (:
ElissaM ElissaM 9 years
This looks great and sounds so healthy!! Gotta try it...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
:drool: This look SO YUM! So making this...
MuggleCrazed MuggleCrazed 9 years
Mussels=Awesome. Would try out this recipe but Mussels aren't very good in South Cali. Much better on East Coast.
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