Deelish...but of course, I tweaked it. (sorry) Used one bag (2 lbs) of mussels and less pasta, since just for two, and correspondingly less onion, garlic, red peppers, etc. Used cayenne and red pepper flakes, cuz we like it spicy! It's August, so used garden tomatoes and added a glug of clam juice and a tablespoon of sugar for some more umami... It was awesome, really. Toasted some french bread slices on the grill to sop up the extra sauce. YUM. Don't omit the fresh parsley--it adds the perfect balance of flavor!
Angel Hair Pasta with Mussels and Red Pepper Sauce
auntjane Posted: 08/10/11
Shariren Posted: 11/16/11
This was really good. We used whole grain linguini instead of angel hair and less mussels as it was only for 2 people.
IrisPallida Posted: 02/29/12
The sauce separated into vegetables/seafood and water. On the plate the pasta was swimming in water and had to be drained off -- but that left no sauce. Fortunately I had a jar of pasta sauce, which I warmed up and added after draining off all that excess water. After that, it was great and worthy of more stars. Also, we added calamari and, like the other reviews, spiced it with red pepper flakes.
carolfitz Posted: 02/19/12
Made to direction except we used about 1/4tsp cayenne & some fresh oregano in the sauce because we had it on hand & petite diced tomato rather than whole. Bright, fresh flavors, very good. Appetizer was CL's smoked-cheddar mushrooms.
JimMarltonNJ Posted: 03/10/12
My wife enjoyed this, the only seafood I don't care for is mussels, so I enjoyed the pasta & sauce