Spaghetti with Mussels

Low fat


300g Waitrose wholewheat spaghetti
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
100ml dry white wine
1kg fresh, live mussels, debearded and rinsed
20g pack Cooks’ Ingredients flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 x 185g bags salad leaves, to serve


1. Cook the wholewheat spaghetti in a large pan of boiling salted water for 9 minutes until tender.

2. Meanwhile, place the garlic and wine in a large pan, bring to the boil and bubble for 2 minutes. Check the mussels, discarding any that remain open when tapped sharply on a work surface, then add to the pan. Cover with a tight lid and cook for 5 minutes until all the shells have opened.

3. Drain the pasta and return to the pan. Add the mussels and all their cooking liquid and the chopped parsley. Toss well together, then divide among shallow bowls and grind over some black pepper. Serve with lots of crisp green salad on the side.

  • Total time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1376.536kJ
Fat 3.8g
Saturated Fat 0.7g
Carbohydrate 52.1g
Sugars 3.1g
Salt 0.6g

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This recipe was first published in Wed Sep 07 14:28:33 BST 2011.