Smoked Mussels and Spaghetti
I recently found an Italian-type recipe in a magazine and cut it out,
but have (tragically!) mislaid it. The recipe was called Spagetti
with Smoked Mussel sauce. I can remember some of the ingredients and
the quantities, but would like some help please from anyone who has
made a similar dish - or even (hopefully) has a copy of this recipe.
I have searched the appropriate recipe sites on the Net to no avail.
The recipe was for 4 people, but this recipe was aimed at
European-style cuisine so the amount might not be as large as,
perhaps, in the USA. The ingredients (so far as I can remember with
quantities where I can also remember them) a
One 400g can of crushed Italian tomatoes
6 anchovies (canned or bottled - not fresh)
garlic cloves - finely chopped or crushed
smoked mussels (not in the shell of course)
Salt and pepper.
The amount of spaghetti would probably be 300g to one 400g can of
The method I would use for the above would be to slowly cook the
anchovies and garlic in the olive oil for 3-4 minutes or so and then
add the tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and then remove from the heat
and add the mussels. Taste for seasonings and add if necessary. I
would then put a lid on the pot and leave to one side while I cooked
I just need someone to perhaps assist me with the amounts. The only
ingredients I remember for sure is the the number of anchovies and the
can of tomatoes!
I have a 250g vacuum-pack of smoked mussels in a chilli marinade in my
refrigerator (this size is common) so I think this may be the amount
of mussels the recipe called for.
I am in New Zealand, and a local or Australian reader may have seen
the recipe or be familiar with a recipe that specifies this weight of
Looking forward to hearing from someone!!!