Recipe: Angel Hair with Mussels and Herbs

After a dinner party we have some left over mussels that were cooked in white wine and herbs (recipe to follow). This is a quick instant meal that took approximately 15 minute from start to finish provided that your mussels are cooked and have a broth ready (yes, save that broth from your mussels!!)

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Preparation and cooking time: 15 min
Serves 2

Angel Hair pasta – enough for two (depending on how hungry you are)
Cooked mussels – 10-12, de-shelled and ready to use
Broth – approx 1 soup ladle
Garlic – 1 glove, chopped finely
Basil – 1 stalk, tear into piece


  1. Bring water to boil, slightly soften angel hair in boiling water with gas/cook top turned off. Leave pasta in the hot water for approximately 2 minutes.
  2. Heat up a flat pan, pour in cooking oil (I use olive oil) and toss in the garlic in low heat (don’t burn it).
  3. Drop in mussels and allow it to heat up with the garlic infused oil
  4. Add in pasta, and about a ladle of broth. Allow pasta to simmer in the broth for about 5 minutes and reduced.
  5. To serve, sprinkle fresh basil leaves plus some fresh lemon juice 🙂

Tip 1: You can add a bit of vaporised cream into the sauce towards the end for a richer sauce. I prefer a lighter lunch after a big meal so no cream today.

Tip 2: Add in onion too if you like. I already have this in my broth so I didn’t add in extra today. I also have red chili already in my broth so it gives my pasta a bit of heat.


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