This spaghetti with mussels and shrimp sauce is an easy pasta dish that will wow any seafood lover in your home!! My kids love when I make this. In fact, my son can not resist dunking some bread in the sauce before I even boil the macaroni!!
Spaghetti with Mussels and Shrimp
3/4 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
10 Garlic Cloves
½ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
16 oz. Whole Plum Tomatoes
1 lb. Mussels – Cleaned
1 lb. Shrimp – Deveined and Cleaned
1 Tsp. Salt
½ Tsp. Black Pepper
¾ Cups Pinot Grigio
½ Cup Bottled Clam Juice
12 Basil Leaves – Chopped
6 tbsp. Butter
1 lb. Spaghetti
Bring a pasta pot to boil. Add salt.
Put the olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in a pot and heat on a very low flame until the garlic is cooked through. Remove the garlic and mash with a fork. Return the garlic to the olive oil and mix it well into the oil. Then add the mussels and cover the pan with a lid for about 4 minutes until the mussels start to open. Season the shrimp on both sides with salt and pepper. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. Add the tomatoes, wine and clam juice, remaining salt and pepper. Cover and cook another 10 minutes. Add the butter and basil. Cook for another 5 minutes.
In the meantime, cook the pasta and strain when al dente. Add the pasta to the sauce and serve.