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Recipe

GARLIC MUSSELS WITH PASTA AND CHERRY TOMATOES

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fettuccine or spaghetti
    2 pounds mussels
    2 tablespoon butter
    1 large onion, coarsely chopped
    5 large garlic cloves, minced or crushed
    2 cups whole cherry tomatoes or 1 pint grape tomatoes
    1 cup dry white wine, preferably Chardonnay
    1 teaspoon dried leaf tarragon
    1/2 teaspoon hot red chili flakes
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    5 cups baby spinach leaves or 1/2 (10-oz) bag spinach

Preparation

  • To cook pasta, bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil.
    Meanwhile, yank off any hairy beards protruding from mussel shells, then rinse shells under cold running water. Heat butter in a large wide saucepan set over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté, stirring often, just until onion softens a bit, about 2 min. Then add tomatoes, wine, tarragon, chili flakes and salt. Increase heat to high and boil, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until wine is almost evaporated, about 8 min.

    Add pasta to boiling water and stir until all strands are separated. Then boil rapidly, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until al dente, from 8 to 10 min. Meanwhile, add all of mussels to onion mixture. Cover, reduce heat to medium and cook until most mussels have opened, about 6 min. Stir spinach into mussel mixture just until it starts to wilt, no more than 2 minutes. Discard any mussels that haven't opened. Add well-drained pasta to pan and toss until coated with sauce. Serve immediately.

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