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Black Spaghetti Alla Chitarra With Mussels, Chilis And Mint

Cuisine: Italian
Type: Fish, Pasta, Shellfish
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Black pasta - rolled out to thinnest setting
4 tablespoons 60mlVirgin olive oil
1 tablespoon 15mlRed onion - cut 1/8" julienne (medium)
2 lbs 908g / 32ozFresh prince edward island mussels - scrubbed, debearded
1 tablespoon 15mlCrushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup 59mlDry white wine
1 cup 237mlBasic tomato sauce - see * note
1/2 cup 20g / 0.7ozPacked mint leaves

Recipe Instructions

* Note: See the "Basic Tomato Sauce" recipe which is included in this collection.

Press sheets of black pasta through the chitarra and set aside. Bring 6 quarts water to boil and add 2 tablespoons salt. In a 12- to 14-inch saute pan, heat olive oil until smoking. Add onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add mussels, pepper and white wine. Cover and cook until mussels have just opened, about 2 minutes. Add the Basic Tomato Sauce and bring to boil.

Meanwhile, drop pasta in boiling water and cook until tender, about 1 minute. Drain well and toss into pan with mussel mixture. Add mint leaves, toss pasta to coat and serve.

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