Saturday, July 26, 2008

Spaghetti and Mussels

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.


Zoomie said...

I think it would be great with fresh mussels, why not? :-)

Vicki said...

Hey Zoomie -
I've never actually prepared fresh mussels or clams before (not counting the vacuum-sealed musself from Trader Joe's). Maybe this is where I should start!

Deborah said...

I've actually never tried mussels. But I'll remember never to buy them canned to try them for my first time!

Vicki said...

Hey Deborah -
Wise decision. Thanks for visiting!

kellypea said...

We love this pasta seafood combo, and it doesn't matter to us whether it's made with clams or mussels. Depending on what the store has we add either one or the other, and sometimes both which is a favorite. The green-lip mussels are amazing. My teenager slurps them down. Haven't tried the canned ones, though. I never could quite bring myself to try them. Now, I'm glad.

Vicki said...

Hi Kellypea -
I can't wait to try it with "real" mussels! You'd think living 15 miles from the ocean, I would've done it already.