New Zealand Greenshell Mussels over Angel Hair Pasta with a Spicy Fresh Tomato Herb Broth
A delicious dinner cooked in 5 minutes. The clock is running so here we go:
Mussels and their liquid are added to 1 cup of boiling water for 2 minutes to heat through. That's boiling water for pasta in the pot behind.
Meanwhile saute a good amount of minced garlic (you can use a garlic press, it's fast) in a generous butter/olive oil mixture for one minute. In the meantime, chop ripe tomatoes and fresh herbs such as basil and oregano, then add to the pan along with some dry white wine and red chili flakes. Cook angel hair pasta in boiling water until al dente, 4 to 5 minutes. Chop parsley.
Add mussels and all the liquid to the tomato/garlic/herb/wine sauce. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and sea salt to taste.
Place pasta in a bowl, add mussels, and ladle the tomato broth on top. Garnish with parsley and lemon. Serve with crusty bread to sop up the flavorful broth.
5 Minutes start to finish - Watch out Rachael Ray!
Do you have a "Fast & Fabulous" meal to share?
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