Orecchiette pasta with mussels and courgette flowers

Often one does not necessarily need many hours of preparation to make a really good and satisfying main course. Just get some fresh and seasonal ingredients as we have done in this recipe. We bought a bunch of courgette flowers, some wonderful fresh mussels and ripe San Marzano tomatoes. We chose to use fresh pasta, specifically orecchiette, but other shapes would do just as well.

Ingredients

  • orecchiette 250 grams
  • mussels 1000 grams
  • courgette flowers 6 units
  • tomatoes 2 tomatoes
  • garlic 1 clove
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • pepper

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Information
15 minutes Total time
10 minutes Active time
Serves 2 persons
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Preparation

Wash the mussels and heat them in a saucepan over low heat until they open. Blanch and peel the tomatoes, remove the seeds and cut into strips. Put in a pan with a clove of garlic, and a splash of extra virgin olive oil. Fry, then add the tomato pieces. Then add the courgette flowers and mussels. Cook everything together for a while. Cook the orecchiette, drain, mix with the sauce and finish with a drizzle of olive oil and a grinding of pepper.

Tips
All sizes of fresh pasta work well in this recipe, including tagliatelle.
Trivia
Courgette flowers contain vitamin A and Beta-carotene

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