Mussel Linguine

Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 13-15 minutes Serves: 4 Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Seafish

This is a quick and easy dish that will wow your family or hungry dinner guests

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The method

  1. Prepare the mussels: check all the mussels are closed and discard any that are open or don’t close with a gentle tap, together with any that are cracked or damaged. Pull off the beard and scrub with a stiff brush under cold running water to remove any barnacles.
  2. Melt the butter with the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes or until the onion is almost translucent.
  3. Pour in the wine and thyme and stir then add the mussels. Stir and cover the pot for about 8-10 minutes.
  4. While the mussels are cooking, cook the linguine according to the instructions on the pack and drain.
  5. Discard any unopened mussels, season with salt and pepper and stir through the linguine. Garnish with the parsley and serve with the baguette.

Tip: If you’re buying your mussels from a fishmonger you'll need 10-12 per person. You can buy pre-packed mussels in the shops with or without sauce and these should state the number of servings they contain. For big appetites, serve with French bread on the side.