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Linguine with Mussels and Fresh Herbs

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Calories 470; Total Fat 17g; Carbohydrates 59g

class="recipe_desc_text">This seafood pasta dish is quick and super-easy. Whole mussels are steamed in wine with garlic, fennel seeds, and red pepper flakes, then tossed with pasta, grated cheese, and handfuls of fresh herbs. Mussels are a good source of selenium, an antioxidant mineral that guards against cancer.

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Photograph By: Romulo Yanes

Nutritional Information

Amounts per serving plus the % Daily Value (DV) based on a 2,000 calorie diet:

  • 470 Calories (24%)
  • 17g Total fat (26%)
  • 5g Saturated Fat (27%)
  • 18mg Cholesterol (6%)
  • 250mg Sodium (10%)
  • 59g Carbohydrate (20%)
  • 3g Fiber (11%)
  • 14g Protein (28%)

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 pounds cultivated mussels, scrubbed
  • 1 pound thin linguine
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped herbs such as basil, dill, flat-leaf parsley, and oregano

Preparation

Heat oil and butter in a 5-to 6-quart heavy pot over medium heat until foam subsides. Cook garlic, fennel seeds, and red pepper flakes with 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, stirring, until garlic is softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add wine and boil until reduced by half, 4 to 5 minutes. Add mussels and cook, covered, shaking pot occasionally, just until mussels open wide, 5 to 8 minutes. (Discard any that remain unopened after 8 minutes.) Remove from heat and keep warm.

Meanwhile, cook linguine in a pasta pot of well-salted boiling water until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain linguine.

Toss linguine with mussels and any liquid from pot, cheese, and herbs. Thin with reserved cooking water if desired.

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