I love to cook and I love to eat good food.  Alas, the fact that I work 9-5 means that I can't do either as much as I would like, and like many I am often stuck at my desk during my lunch "hour".  My solution is to try to bring my lunch to work as much as I can.  This is my collection of recipes, all made quickly the night before (either as lunch or as dinner with leftovers that can be taken in).  Happy eating.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Linguine with mussels


I can eat a lot of mussels, especially when as delicious as my previous recipe. However, even I cannot work my way through two pounds of them, so I had a large batch left over the next night. I thought I'd reincarnate them in a different dinner.

The basic recipe made this easy enough. The mussels were already cooked, their garlicky, briny liquid extra flavorful for having bathed the mussels overnight. I decided to cook up some toothsome linguine and head down to Italy for my next meal.

As the pasta was cooking, I halved some cherry tomatoes and chopped some more parsley. I threw the mussels and liquid into a pot to warm up, then added the tomatoes to soften. After I drained the pasta I mixed it in with the tomatoes and mussels and a squeeze of lemon juice. Topped with a bit of parmesan (bien sur!) and a good grating of pepper, and my quick, easy, but very satisfying meal was done.

7 comments:

Amanda Bretthauer, RHN, RNCP said...

I love mussels too and they are so good with pasta. Love the addition of the lemon juice. Great recipe!

Amanda at Nourish

Heavenly Housewife said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Great recipe and beautiful to look at :D
*kisses* HH

theUngourmet said...

I've never tried cooking mussels at home. This recipe looks like a tasty one! :)

Mary said...

What a beautiful pasta dish. I adore mussels and your recipe will be put to good use. I really like your blog and will be back often to see what you've been cooking. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

MaryMoh said...

I love mussels but never thought of adding into pasta. Looks delicious. I would love to tr.

Lindsey Frances said...

I am so glad I randomly found your blog. I've started the life of the 9-5 and making lunch interesting in my top priority.

~~louise~~ said...

I haven't made mussels at home in ages. Thank you for two awe inspiring recipes!

Thanks for sharing...

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