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Seafood Pasta

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  Mussels 24 , well washed and debearded
  Dry white wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sliced mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound
  Scallions 12 , finely sliced
  Butter 3 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Large raw shrimp 1 Pound, peeled
  Bouquet garni 1
  Paprika 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Brandy 1 Tablespoon
  Pasta 1⁄2 Pound
  Tomato puree 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Fresh / Canned)
  Finely chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon

Put mussels in a large pot with the wine, cover the pan and cook over high heat until the shells open.
Discard any that do not.
Strain the liquid and reserve.
Pick out a few of the best looking mussels for garnish; remove the meat from the others and set aside.
Cook the mushrooms and scallions in the butter for 3 minutes then add the shrimp, bouquet garni and paprika.
Cook for a minute or two, add brandy if using, and flame.
Douse the flames with the reserved mussel liquid and simmer for a few-minutes more.
Remove the shrimp and reduce the liquid in the pan by half.
Cook the pasta until tender and drain.
Add tomato sauce to the mussel liquid and bring to the boil.
Add mussels and shrimp and cook until just heated through.
Discard bouquet garni.
Put the pasta into a warmed serving plate, spoon the sauce over the top, decorate with reserved mussels in their shells and lots of chopped parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Gourmet, Healthy
Cook Time: 
6 Minutes

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Seafood Pasta Recipe