Friday, November 30, 2007

Mussels With Pasta

Unlike Malaysia, UK is not blessed with abundance king prawns or meaty crabs. Luckily, mussels thrive in the UK water and they are affordable for me to do some food experiments.

Here they are, fresh Scottish mussels with shells all scrubbed clean for cooking:


Ready a big pot, dizzles a bit of olive oil (butter will be better) and saute some chopped garlics (5 cloves) , diced onion ( one small one) and few sticks of celery:


Once they are a little bit brown, add some water into it. Add a pinch of salt, and let it boils for 20 mins. After that, you should a good vegetable stock to cook the mussels with.

Add the mussels, chopped parsley, and fresh grounded pepper:


Mix it with pasta:


Garnish with more parsley and it is ready to serve:

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6 Comments:

At December 02, 2007 10:18 pm, Blogger Yun Qi said...

I would also put white wine in the sauce, and probably some fresh pepper to serve.

Inspired by Belgo!!!

 
At December 03, 2007 1:14 pm, Blogger BengChuan said...

yeah.. white wine will be ideal. Unfortunately, I was cooking it for a muslim housemate. He won't able to eat it if it is cooked with white wine.

I will try it the next time :) thanks for the tip!

 
At December 17, 2007 5:29 am, Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

so i guess it was good??

 
At December 17, 2007 2:05 pm, Blogger BengChuan said...

it is alright.. I did another version of it with beer.. It was even better than this !! will blog it when I have time.. :)

 
At January 16, 2008 12:13 am, Blogger Christy said...

I am sure your cooking was good:D
Great idea...mussels with pasta;)

 
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