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Mixed Seafood Pasta

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Ingredients
  Spaghetti 6 Ounce
  Fresh mussels 12 Ounce
  Onion 1
  White wine 4 Fluid Ounce
  Bay leaf 1
  Celery stick 1
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Thick cod fillets 4 Ounce
  Canned tomatoes 7 Ounce, chopped (1 Can)
  Tomato puree 1 Tablespoon
  Caster sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh basil leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Plus Leaves For Garnish)
  Mixed seafood cocktail 8 Ounce
  Salt To Taste
  Ground black pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large saucepan, cook the spaghetti with boiling water for 10 minutes until just tender.
2. Using a small, sharp knife, clean the unopened mussels under cold running water. Discard any mussels with cracked or open shells.

MAKING
3. In a pan, add onions with trimmed ends and add mussels, wine and bay leaf. Cover and cook over a high heat for 5 minutes until the mussel shells open shaking the pan occasionally.
4. Remove the onion from the pan. Chop the onion, dice the celery and crush the garlic. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion, celery and garlic and cook for 3 minutes until beginning to soften.

FINALISING
5. Skin the cod fillet and cut into ¾-inch chunks. Add the pieces of cod, tomatoes, tomato puree, sugar, salt and pepper to the pan and simmer for 2 minutes. Shred the handful of basil leaves, add to the pan with the mixed seafood and simmer for a further 3 minutes.
6. Using a slotted spoon, lift the mussels out of the pan. Discard any unopened mussels. Boil the cooking liquid rapidly until reduced by half. Strain the reduced cooking liquid into the seafood sauce.
7. Drain the spaghetti and toss in the seafood sauce.

SERVING
8. On to warmed serving plates, pile the seafood spaghetti. Arrange the mussels around the edge and garnish with basil leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Saute
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Fish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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