https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/4974/pasta-with-steamed-mussels-and-chilli

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Garlic, dried chilli and white wine make a classic sauce for this enticing mussel pasta dish.

Ingredients

  • For the tomato sauce

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and cut into slivers

  • 1 banana shallot, finely chopped

  • Handful fresh basil

  • 800g / 1lb 12oz tin peeled plum tomatoes

  • sea salt and ground black pepper

  • For the mussels

  • 300g / 11oz mussels

  • ½ banana shallot, finely diced

  • ½ garlic clove, finely chopped

  • ½ glass white wine

  • Handful chopped oregano

  • 1 red chilli, finely diced

  • Squeeze lemon

  • Cooked spaghetti or linguine (you will need 150g per person)

Method

  • For the tomato sauce:

  • 1.

    Heat the oil in a large pan and gently fry the garlic and the shallot until light brown. Add a few basil leaves and then add the tomatoes. Stir and cook gently for 30-40 minutes until reduced into a thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper, and add the remaining basil.

  • For the mussels:

  • 1.

    Heat a heavy bottomed pan. Place the mussels, shallots, garlic and white wine in the pan. Place a lid on top and cook for 2-3 minutes until shells are opened.

  • 2.

    Remove the mussels from the pan and reduce the remaining liquor by two thirds.

  • 3.

    Add the tomato sauce and simmer. Then add the oregano and parsley. Add the mussels into the sauce, adjust seasoning if necessary and place sauce with some spaghetti or similar.

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