Bacon Tomato Mussel Pasta

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This Bacon Tomato Mussel Pasta is a rich, aromatic, satisfying but not an overly heavy dish, which is perfect for the summer time.

Bacon Tomato Mussel Pasta

Well, hello, hello. I hope you are doing well, my friends. So do I. But I cannot imagine that it’s almost the mid of June. What?! I certainly need to hurry up as I still have a couple of recipes I made a month ago, and they are hardly the summer ideas. A spoiler alert: it’s crepes. Another spoiler alert: more crepes. And summer ideas? Thank you for asking – I am pleased with your attention. Don’t worry. I started my ice cream season a couple of weeks back which means you will see plenty of it. And my famous summer salads? You’ve got it too!

And while you are waiting for refreshing ice cream, I am happily presenting this Bacon Tomato Mussel Pasta. As you might remember, I celebrated my birthday a month ago, and I enjoyed this pasta around my birthday.

Well, you are probably confused a bit now because I made this Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Irish Cream Caramel for my birthday. I also had that Lavender Medovik – Russian Honey Cake few days prior to my birthday. And now another birthday recipe? How many stomachs do you have Ben? – you might wonder. Sadly, I am not ALF (Do you remember that cute red fellow?) who happened to have eight stomachs.

The answer is simple indeed. I like to expand my birthday (if I have right kind of mood). For instance, I prefer to divide some activities/entertainments between two or even three days. You can fit all these things in one day, but that’s much more fun to stretch it. And some festive food? Yes, please!

Besides those two makes (Don’t worry. There was an unbearably long gap between making and gobbling them up. 3 days or probably even 3,5 days), I made flatbread pizza too on the weekend before my actual birthday. I am talking about this Smoked Salmon Naan Pizza and Smoked Cheese Salmon Naan Pizza. Not to mention a delicious Turkish&Mediterranean restaurant we enjoyed to celebrate it.

Too much food? I know! But I mistakenly bought a shirt one size larger, and I was too lazy to return it :) Just joking, though.

Oh man, I totally forgot to mention this Bacon Tomato Mussel Pasta which I was able to fit in my tight schedule. Please don’t ask me how! That’s was extremely hard, but I didn’t fail the mission. Also, I must have consumed my month carbs intake in just less than a week, but I don’t regret that because all that food was so delicious. And this Bacon Tomato Mussel Pasta with a delightful smoky flavor was one of the stars of that time.

What about you? Do you feel festive or moderate when it comes to your Birthdays?

6 thoughts on “Bacon Tomato Mussel Pasta

  1. Leanne | Crumb Top Baking says:

    Birthdays are meant to be celebrated over a few days, and they should always involve lots of food! Sounds like you had a good one! As for this pasta dish, I don’t eat a lot of pasta anymore, but when I do, I love a seafood pasta and mussels are at the top of the list! Looks delicious Ben!

  2. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    I don’t do much for my birthday other than give myself permission to eat extra sugar :). I’m glad that you make lots of food for yours since we all benefit from your delicious recipes! Like this one–what a lovely take on mussels! I can’t wait to see the crepe recipes you have in store. Have a great weekend!

  3. says:

    I love mussel dishes Ben and I’m really loving this one as it’s largely tomato based with only a little cream. I’m usually one for making a mussel dish with a light white wine sauce, but I feel a change is in the air with my mussel recipes so I’m going to use this for the next one. Thanks! I probably eat more at Christmas than round about my birthday. So I tend to save up my indulgent time until then. Oh and there’s holidays of course. But they don’t count do they? Lol

  4. David @ Spiced says:

    I’m so glad you squeezed this pasta recipe in, Ben! It’s a classic for summer. I’ve only cooked mussels at home a handful of times, but they really are quite fun…and a good way to mix up the dinner routine. And bacon makes everything better! :-) As far as my birthday, I try to get in the festive mood but still keep it fairly normal. I mean I can’t eat an entire cake by myself…or can I? Haha!
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