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Spaghetti Squash Marinara

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Ingredients
  Spaghetti squash 1
  Fresh mussels 2 Pound
  Dry white wine 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic clove 3 Large, minced
  Chopped green onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomatoes 2 , seeded and finely chopped
  Chopped fresh parsley 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Brandy 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  35% whipping cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds. Place, cut sides down, on baking sheet. Bake in 350F (180C) oven about 1 hour or until tender. (Alternatively, place squash halves on microwave-safe plate. Microwave at High/100% 15 to 18 minutes or until tender.)
Meanwhile, scrub mussels and remove beards. Discard any that are open. If shells are only open slightly, tap lightly on counter; discard any mussels that remain open
In large skillet, combine 2 cups (500 mL) of the wine and the water; bring to boil over high heat. Add mussels; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, covered, 4 to 6 minutes or until mussels open. Drain mussels; set aside, discarding any mussels that don't open.
In same skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook garlic and green onions, stirring, 2 minutes.
Add tomatoes, 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook 2 minutes.
Add remaining wine and the brandy; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is reduced by half.
Stir in cream; heat 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Add cooked mussels to skillet; heat through.
With fork, remove spaghetti-like strands from squash; divide among 4 plates. Spoon mussels and sauce over squash; sprinkle with remaining parsley.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Seafood

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2913 Calories from Fat 1015

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 114 g176%

Saturated Fat 58.4 g292.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 455 mg151.7%

Sodium 3294.3 mg137.3%

Total Carbohydrates 162 g54.1%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32.1%

Sugars 15.8 g

Protein 126 g251.1%

Vitamin A 263.4% Vitamin C 396.3%

Calcium 77.2% Iron 261.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Spaghetti Squash Marinara Recipe