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.
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.