Rating: 4 stars
6 Ratings
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This simple dinner of angel hair pasta with mussels is a delicious way to enjoy fresh seafood.  Sweet red peppers help balance the naturally salty mussels and the slightly acidic tomatoes.

Domenica Marchetti
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2007

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Credit: Lee Harrelson

Recipe Summary

prep:
37 mins
total:
37 mins
Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 9 mussels, about 1 cup pasta, and about 2 teaspoons parsley)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; keep warm.

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add bell pepper, salt, and ground red pepper; sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and wine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes. Add mussels, and increase heat to medium. Cover and simmer for 7 minutes or until shells open. Discard any unopened shells. Serve mussel mixture over pasta; sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

372 calories; calories from fat 18%; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 2.6g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 24.9g; carbohydrates 46.9g; fiber 4.5g; cholesterol 40mg; iron 8.7mg; sodium 809mg; calcium 85mg.
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