1. Put the cleaned mussels in salty water for at least 2 hours, so that they get rid of the sand inside.
2. Sauté the garlic cloves in a frying pan with the extra virgin olive oil for about a minute, or until just golden.
3. Add the diced tomatoes and cook them on a medium flame for 5 to 10 minutes. Keep the sauce aside.
4. Put the mussels in a pot, cover with a lid and put on a high flame to open up.
5. When open, remove them from the liquid and filter the liquid through a sieve
6. You can either keep the mussels in their shells or remove them from the shells. I usually remove half of them and keep the rest for decoration.
7. Add the mussels and the filtered liquid to the warm tomato sauce. Cook on a high flame for 5 minutes.
8. Add the chopped parsley, mix, season with salt and pepper to taste and put the fire off.
9. Cook the pasta. Put the drained pasta in the frying pan with the sauce and mix it well while cooking it on a slow flame for 1 or 2 minutes.
Serve immediately with more freshly ground pepper!
Thank you recipe from manusmenu
1 kg – 2.2 lbs. mussels cleaned
600 gms – 1 1/3 lbs. tomatoes diced
2 garlic cloves crushed
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp parlsey chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
360 gms – 12.7 oz. Spaghetti