Spaghetti with Mussels and Shrimp

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!!

Buon Appetito!!!

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.

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