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    Mussels and Homemade pasta

    I ate too much last night, so, so good.

    get bag of fresh mussels at Costco, smelled amazing
    bring home and clean, de-beard, rinse, soak in cold water until ready to cook

    1 cup AP flour
    1 cup semolina
    1 tsp sea salt
    whisk to mix well

    add 2 eggs
    1 tbsp water (i find this is a real "feel" for it item)

    knead for 10 minutes
    wrap in plastic and refrigerate for an hour

    fill pasta pot with water and place on stove

    head out for a six mile run to work up an appetite

    start water for boil
    shower

    roll out pasta and cut (fettucini), hang until ready to cook
    lift out mussels and place into strainer, rinse thoroughly, let drain

    Devin Thomas AEB-L 270
    dice large white onion
    thinly slice garlic cloves - whole head pretty much

    place diced onion into 12q steamer
    splash of olive oil
    saute until translucent
    add 2-3 tbsp of butter
    salt and pepper to taste
    place garlic into pot
    30-60 seconds until garlic aroma blooms
    pour in 1-2 cups of white wine (used pinot grigio)
    cook down fluid until almost gone

    place mussels into steamer and place lid on pot
    place couple tbsp sea salt into boiling water
    place pasta into boiling water


    Lift lid on steamer every few minutes and stir mussels from bottom to top until ready
    Don’t over cook

    Strain mussels and save liquid
    Place pasta into mussel liquor

    Place pasta and liquid into heated bowls
    Shell mussels and place on top of pasta

    Optional: garnish with fresh parsley

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    Nice! I don't eat them myself, but my wife loves mussels so I've been learning some recipes in order to build up good husband points. This seems like a nice, simple recipe that has the flavors she really loves.

    BTW, where are the pics?!?
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    We love steamed mussels with pasta, but prefer them with an arrabiata sauce. I'm sure yours was darn tasty too.

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    I like mussles. My fav way is to steam them @ the beach in seaweed and then dip in something spicy!

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    Wildboar, as much as I like them, its one of her all time favorites and yep, I'm guilty of trying to gain points for making them for her.

    Sorry, didn't even think of taking the pictures while all the activity was taking place.

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    OMG, she'd flip out if I made anything like arrabiata (had never heard of it before and had to google it) for her, for me, ideal though. Even when I pick up the pepper shaker she gives me the evil eye to be extra careful.

    We are so polar opposites in this regard. My Mom, Mexican, and we always had something spicy going. Her salsa to this day is still my favorite snack with her homemade corn chips. She's visiting her Aunt in San Antonio and is due back on Tuesday, she buys tamales there at a special place and brings them home. I'm already looking forward to dinner with her.

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    This sounds tasty. Will have to give it a try.

    Noob pasta maker question... for kneading for 10 min, must you do it by hand or would a dough hook on my Kitchen Aid work just as well?

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