Spaghetti with Mussels, Lemon, and Shallots
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Recipe type: Apps
Cuisine: Clams
 
Ingredients
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¾ cup diced shallots (4 large shallots)
  • 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley stems, plus 1 cup roughly chopped leaves
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • 2 pounds mussels, scrubbed and beards removed
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and cook pasta until al dente. Drain pasta, reserving 1½ cups pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, in another large pot, heat 4 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat; saute shallots, red-pepper flakes, and parsley stems until tender, about 5 minutes. Add wine; cook until liquid is reduced by one-third, about 2 minutes. Add mussels, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and steam until they open, 5 to 6 minutes; discard any that do not open after 6 minutes.
  3. Add pasta to mussels, tossing until well combined. Add pasta water, and continue to toss and cook over medium-high heat until sauce has reduced and coats pasta. Stir in parsley leaves and lemon zest and juice. Stir in remaining oil, and serve immediately.
Recipe by Close Harbour Seafood at https://closeharbourseafood.com/project/spaghetti-with-mussels-lemon-and-shallots/