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Angel Hair Pasta with Florida Mussels in White Wine-Butter Sauce Recipe

Angel Hair Pasta with Florida Mussels in White Wine-Butter Sauce


Steamed mussels are tossed with angel hair pasta and a buttery wine sauce in this elegant and delicious recipe served with fresh garlic bread.


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • ½ (16 ounce) package angel hair pasta
  • ½ cup Chardonnay white wine
  • 1 pound fresh mussels
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 small French baguette, halved lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, or to taste
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, diced, or more to taste
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. Fill a medium pot halfway with water and bring to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and salt. Carefully break pasta in half and place into the boiling water. Cook until tender yet firm to the bite, about 4 minutes. Drain in a colander and toss with remaining olive oil. Set aside and allow pasta to cool.
  2. Fill a large pot 1/3 of the way with water. Add 1/4 cup wine and bring to a boil. Carefully add mussels and cook until shells have opened up, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, measure 3/4 cup cooking liquid into a bowl, and cover the pot.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Melt 1/3 of the butter in a saucepan. Saute 1/3 of the garlic and shallot until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Spread over the baguette halves. Spoon melted butter evenly over both halves.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until hot, about 5 minutes. Broil until top is browned, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle paprika and basil on top.
  6. Melt remaining butter in the same saucepan. Saute remaining garlic, shallot, and jalapeno peppers until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup wine and reserved cooking liquid. Cook and stir until sauce is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add pasta; toss well to combine.
  7. Remove pasta from heat. Add Parmesan cheese and salt. Toss together. Divide pasta among serving plates. Arrange mussels around the pasta. Serve with sliced garlic bread.

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Nutritional Information

Angel Hair Pasta with Florida Mussels in White Wine-Butter Sauce

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 784.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 48 %
carbohydrates: 24 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 17 %
fat: 66 %
saturated fat: 93 %
cholesterol: 28 %
vitamin a iu: 29 %
niacin equivalents: 78 %
vitamin b6: 24 %
vitamin c: 26 %
folate: 36 %
calcium: 20 %
iron: 60 %
magnesium: 13 %
potassium: 14 %
sodium: 84 %
thiamin: 39 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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