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Pasta with Mussels {Easy Healthy Tasty Way}

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Pasta with Mussels {Easy Healthy Way}

Pasta with Mussels features homemade or other types of pasta with garlic ginger braised mussels. Perfect for clean eating that is also quick, easy, and super delicious.

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Pasta with Mussels {Easy Healthy Way}
Ingredients

Cooked Pasta Homemade fettuccine pasta works great, which is I am using today. But this is such a versatile dish, you can use all other dry pasta of your choice.

Read here to learn how to cook dry pasta perfectly with active 10 minutes of cooking to have refreshingly tasty pasta with a firm bite.

Seasonings for Stir-Fry Pasta – dried oregano, freshly ground fennel seeds, and basil.

For fennel seeds, usually come as whole seeds. If possible, it is helpful to use a spice grinder and grind it into powder.

For basil, fresh, dried, or frozen ones are all fine. I have some basil stored in the freezer from our backyard garden, that is I am going to use today.

I’ll also use few basil leaves growing in my indoor herb pot for garnishing the pasta.

Pasta with Mussels

Cooking OilOlive oil works great with pasta. Other cooking oil such as avocado oil or canola oil works too.

SaltHimalayan pink salt is my go-to salt besides sea salt.

Braised Mussels with Ginger, Garlic, and Scallions – Read here for a detailed recipe and step-by-step how to make braised mussels with ginger, garlic, and scallions.

mussels with garlic ginger and green onions
Braised Mussels with Ginger, Garlic and Scallions

How to make Pasta with Mussels?

Step 1: Prepare and cook mussels

See here for a detailed recipe and step-by-step tutorial. For this pasta dish, you will need about 2 lbs of mussels to serve 4.

mussels with garlic ginger and green onions

Step 2: Cook Pasta for Pasta with Mussels

See here on how to make fettuccine from scratch and how to cook freshly made pasta.

Homemade Noodles From Scratch Fettuccini
Homemade Noodles From Scratch Fettuccini

See here for a detailed tutorial on how to cook dry pasta perfect for a tasty pasta dish.

Cook Dry Pasta Easy Perfect Way
Cook Dry Pasta Easy Perfect Way

Step 3: Stir-Fry Seasonings with Pasta

A quality hard-anodized fry-pan makes it easier to stir-fry pasta because of its heat performance, non-stick function, and oil efficiency.

Turn the heat to medium-high and heat the fry-pan for 2 minutes, add oil, oregano, fennel seeds powder, garlic, and basil, stir-fry for 30 seconds until fragrant.

Stir-Fry garlic, oregano, fennel seeds and basil
Stir-Fry garlic, oregano, fennel seeds and basil

Add the cooked pasta, add 1 cup mussel juice from cooking mussels and salt, stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.

Mussels juice for Pasta
Mussels Juice for Pasta

Step 4: Add cooked mussels

Turn off the heat, add cooked mussels into the pan, gently mix and serve. Garnish the plate with fresh basil leaves (optional).

Pasta with Mussels {Easy Healthy Way}
Pasta with Mussels {Easy Healthy Way}
Pasta with Mussels recipe by HomeNaturallyMade.com

Pasta with Mussels {Easy Healthy Tasty Way} Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Pasta with Mussels features homemade or other types of pasta with garlic ginger braised mussels. Perfect for clean eating that is also quick, easy, and super delicious.

Ingredients

For Pasta:

  • 6 cups of home freshly made Fettucine, or 250g dry pasta. See notes.

For Ginger Garlic and Scallion Braised Mussels:

  • 2 lbs mussels
  • 1/2 tsp canola oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 7 thin slices of ginger
  • 1 stalk of green onion
  • 1/2 tsp Pi'Xian DoubanJiang, optional, see notes

For Stir-Fry Pasta:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, freshly ground
  • 1 cup of fresh basil or frozen basil leaves, loosely packed, or 1/2 tbsp dried basil
  • 1.5 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup mussel juice from cooking mussels

For Garnish:

  • a few basil leaves, optional

Instructions

    1. Prepare and cook mussels. See here for a detailed recipe and step-by-step tutorial. For this pasta dish, you will need about 2 lbs of mussels to serve 4.
      mussels with garlic ginger and green onions ingredients
    2. Cook Pasta, either use freshly homemade pasta or cook dry pasta.
      See here for homemade from scratch fettuccine.
      Pasta with Mussels {Easy Healthy Way}
      See here for how to cook dry pasta perfect for a pasta dish.
      Learn to cook dry pasta easy healthy perfect
    3. Stir-Fry Seasonings with Pasta. Turn the heat to medium-high and heat the fry-pan for 2 minutes.
    4. Add oil, oregano, fennel seeds powder, garlic, and basil, stir-fry for 30 seconds until fragrant.
      Stir-Fry garlic, oregano, fennel seeds and basil
    5. Add the cooked pasta, add 1/2 cup mussel juice from cooking mussels and salt, stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
    6. Add cooked mussels - Turn off the heat, add cooked mussels into the pan, gently mix and serve. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.
      Pasta with Mussels by HomeNaturallyMade.com

Notes

  • For homemade Fettuccine, read here on how to make from scratch at home and how to cook freshly made pasta.
  • For dry pasta, read here on how to cook dry pasta perfect for a tasty pasta dish. Dry pasta usually is packed in a 500-gram package. You will need about half a bag for this recipe.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 941Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 171mgSodium: 1422mgCarbohydrates: 96gFiber: 5gSugar: 11gProtein: 83g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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