Mussels with pasta cooked in Wine, Garlic and Lemon

Summer time is here and this is a recipe that is easy and fast to make for those hot summer days.


  • 2 Lbs  mussels fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped shallots
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped paisley
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 finely diced jalapeno
  • 1 cup good  dry white wine
  • 2 lemons  (juice of i lemon for cooking with mussels and the other cut up for the dish)
  • 1 teaspoons sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to your liking
  • 1 bag of your favorite spaghetti
  • cilantro for garnish
Clean your mussels in a bowl of water to make sure all  sand is gone.  Rinse until water is clear. Remember if the shell does not open,  when cooked,  disregard the mussel and throw it away.
In a large pot or skillet add butter and olive oil.  Add shallots and cook at a low heat until translucent .
At this point start to boil water for your pasta using a large pot.  Bring to a boil.
Add  garlic (do not burn the garlic).  Cook for a minute than add wine,  parsley, cilantro, jalapeno,  juice of a lemon and add  cut lemon skin into the pot.  Salt & pepper to your liking.  Bring to a boil than reduce to a medium heat,  adding  mussels.  Stir well and cover with a lid.
Cook 8-10 minutes. Do not over cook the mussels or they will be rubbery in texture. 

n your pasta pot with boiling water,  add the spaghetti cook according to package directions (about 9 minutes)  Add  pasta amount depending on  servings.
At this point both should be ready about the same time.
When mussels are done do not open the lid.  Place cooked pasta in a large platter or bowl.  Spoon the cooked mussels over  pasta.  Sever with fresh cilantro and lemon slices.

Easy mussel seafood recipe for lazy summer days

very refreshing papaya salad
Enjoy with my papaya salad recipe.  Enjoy the rest of the white wine with your meal!

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