Pasta Shells with Smoked Oysters and Quick-Fried Spinach

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Appears in
Almost Vegetarian Cookbook

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1999

  • About

This simple, instant supper dish is nevertheless excellent. You can use smoked mussels instead of oysters, or a mixture of both. If you have one, a wok is better for this recipe than a frying pan.


  • 375g (12oz) small spinach leaves
  • 2 × 105g (<


First prepare the ingredients. Wash and drain the spinach and then shake it in a cloth to dry it as much as possible. Then, if necessary, take the stalks off the spinach and cut up the leaves, unless they are really small. Open the cans of oysters so that they are ready to use. Then bring a large pan of salted water to boil, drop in the pasta shells and cook them for 7–12 minutes until they are