You can do a lot with mussels, but in this recipe we show you how to make a delicious, super quick pasta with mussels in a tomato sauce! A really rustic and easy recipe for the whole family.
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
Put a pan on medium-high heat with a dash of olive oil.
Add the onions and let this simmer for 2 minutes.
Add the red chilli, garlic cloves and parsley. Let this simmer for another minute. Add the tomato paste and mix everything well. Let this simmer for 2 minutes.
After 2 minutes, add the peeled tomatoes and mash the tomatoes with a spatula or fork. Season with some salt and add a bit of pasta water to the mixture. Let everything simmer for 10 minutes.
Drain the pasta when it is al-dente. Let the pasta cool down by rinsing them under cold water.
Once the sauce simmered for 10 minutes, add the mussels and basil leaves. Mix everything well and put a lit on the pan. The mussels are ready when the shells are open. Mix everything well.
Once the mussels are ready, add the pasta. Mix everything and add some pepper. Serve the mussels in tomato sauce immediately. Enjoy!
- 200 g. penne rigate
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 chilli, finely chopped
- handful of parsley stalks, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. tomato paste
- 400 g. tomato paste
- pepper and salt
- 1 kg. fresh mussels, washed
- 10 basil leaves, roughly chopped
- olive oil