Spaghetti with Fresh Mussels, Parsley, and Lemon

Try using fresh clams or shrimp in place of mussels in this dish.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 3 lbs. fresh mussels, cleaned and beards removed
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lb. spaghetti, cooked
  • 1½ tsp. grated lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until light brown. Add mussels and ¼ cup parsley. Cook for 2 minutes while stirring. Add wine and cook for another 2 minutes. Add lemon juice and cover the skillet. Cook for 4–5 minutes. Uncover and discard any unopened mussels.
  • Add pasta, zest, and salt to the mussels. Toss to combine the ingredients and to coat the pasta. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley and serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 3 lbs. fresh mussels, cleaned and beards removed
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lb. spaghetti, cooked
  • 1½ tsp. grated lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until light brown. Add mussels and ¼ cup parsley. Cook for 2 minutes while stirring. Add wine and cook for another 2 minutes. Add lemon juice and cover the skillet. Cook for 4–5 minutes. Uncover and discard any unopened mussels.
  • Add pasta, zest, and salt to the mussels. Toss to combine the ingredients and to coat the pasta. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories350
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium1330mg
Total Carbohydrate50g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars5g
Protein32g