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Rockland, Maine

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Spaghetti Con Cozze: Mussels Sicilian Style

Ingredients:
4 pounds mussels
1/2 cup white wine
2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
2 sprigs parsley
Few grinds of pepper
Sauce:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
2 Tablespoons capers
1/4 cup black olives (sliced, Greek are best)
1/4 cup mussel broth and shucked mussels
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste)
Spaghetti or your choice, 3/4 pound preferably fresh, cooked al dente.

Steam mussels for ten minutes in broth (white wine with thyme, bay leaf, parsley, and pepper), tossing occasionally.

Heat olive oil. Add garlic, capers, and black olives; saute briefly. Add mussel broth and shucked mussels; heat just enough to pour over hot pasta. Just before serving, stir in chopped parsley and red pepper. Serve over pasta.

Serves: 4 to 5

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