Vermicelli con le Cozze

Thin pasta with mussels

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4-5

    as a first course
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Pasta Italian Style

Pasta Italian Style

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1991

  • About

I adore mussels in any form, and they are unbeatable mixed with piping hot strands of vermicelli or spaghetti. You must use fresh mussels for this recipe to achieve the right texture and flavour. Choose ones that are tightly closed and not too covered with barnacles. Discard any that are open, or that open during preparation.

I serve this dish as a first course, followed by a fairly strong flavoured meat dish, but it could equally well make a delicious main dish in its own right.