OK, I'm sure everyone has tried (or at least heard of) linguine and clams. I make a pretty good version with garlic, white wine, clam juice, canned clams and parsley. (Note to husband: curly parsley is a garnish that no one eats, flat Italian parsley is for cooking.)
But have you ever tried spaghetti and mussels? Same premise as linguine and clams, but I used canned mussels from Trader Joe's instead of clams, and spaghetti instead of linguine because it was leftover in the fridge.
I won't be buying canned mussels again, because the texture was something I really didn't appreciate. I don't know whatever possessed me to buy them in the first place, I should have known they'd be all mushy and weird.
But it still tasted good. Can't wait to try it with real mussels.