Linguine with mussels and anchovies

    45 min

    Who said fast food needs to be unhealthy? Here is a mouthwatering meal that only takes 20 minutes to put together. The sauce can also be eaten alone with crusty bread and a glass of wine. Delicious! This recipe makes 10 to 12 servings so you might need to halve quantities if you aren’t feeding as many as we do!


    Kent, England, UK
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    Serves: 10 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 180g anchovies
    • 350g cooked mussels
    • 20 black olives, pitted and chopped
    • 1.5kg linguine
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 250g passata
    • 700g petit pois
    • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large deep frying pan over a medium heat. Add the chopped onions and garlic and heat until softened.
    2. Roughly chop the anchovies into large pieces and add to the pan along with the cooked mussels. Cook with the onions and garlic for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chopped olives and continue to cook for another minute or two.
    3. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the linguine and cook according to the instructions on the packet or until al dente.
    4. Meanwhile add the tomatoes and passata to the mussels and anchovies. Add the petit pois (boil them until firm if using frozen), chilli powder, salt and pepper, then cover and simmer until the linguine is cooked (about 10 to 12 minutes).
    5. Once the linguine is cooked to al dente drain and return to pan, drizzling with a little oil and tossing to coat. Finally, add the sauce mixture to the linguine and toss thoroughly until all combined. Serve and enjoy!

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