Garlic Mussels and Calamari Fettuccine

Pei Mussels have long been proclaimed as a “Power food”. These mussels seem to be a healthy choice and are harvested with environmental sustainability in mind. They are small in size but they have a mighty nutritional profile. Mussels are an excellent source of B12, Iron, Protein, Vitamin C, Antioxidants, Zinc and Selenium. Since finding out their impressive nutrients I thought I would give them a try at home. The seafood flavor really does all the talking and adds a natural sweetness to this dish. Are you a shellfish lover? How do you cook yours?

Ingredients:

  • 2lbs Pei mussels
  • 10 calamari rings
  • 10oz fettuccine pasta
  • 3 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • bouillon stock cube
  • butter (knob)
  • olive oil
  • parsley and dino kale (garnish)

Directions:

  1. Wash and clean mussels get rid of any rope.
  2. Soak mussels in a large bowl of salt water (About 30 mins).
  3. Sweat the garlic in olive oil.
  4. Add the mussels and calamari.
  5. Add butter, stock cube and water.
  6. Put lid on cook for 5-7 minutes or until the shells open.
  7. In the meantime, cook pasta in boiling water.
  8. Plate pasta and seafood. Spoon on some of the broth (sauce) to the pasta.
  9. Drizzle olive oil on pasta as desired.
  10. Add parsley and kale for garnish.

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