Creamy Mussel Basil Pasta

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Freshly cooked mussels, rich and creamy (but not too heavy) sauce, and aromatic herbs combined in this delicious Creamy Mussel Basil Pasta.

Hello, my friends. Happy Monday. If you are that person who does not feel Mondays can ever be good enough (Except for those which fall on an extended weekend or vacation), I hope you can find something good about it. I certainly hope this Creamy Mussel Basil Pasta helps you feel better.

In my last post, I promised to post a recipe for shellfish pasta, and here we go. Also, I just noticed that in that post I wrote down “selfish” instead of “shellfish”. Isn’t it hilarious? I don’t think that was just a regular misprint. There might be some sense. What did I mean by this?

Did I mean an egoistic representative of the fish family that, for instance, doesn’t like sharing food? Or, perhaps, its fish which cannot live without taking selfies and posting them on their Instagram accounts every day? Self-employed fish? Is it a mythical kind of the aquatic inhabitants like a unicorn? Finally, did I discover invent a new form of species, and will I get a Nobel prize for this?

Which of these versions sound more plausible to you? Or maybe you can come up with a better one! Please join me in this game :)

Also, I was going to share my story of cooking fresh mussels first time ever (We won’t count frozen and canned ones, will we? This is not the same). Honestly, having read some articles, I was a bit concerned about this, but surprisingly I did well. Anyways, I’ll leave this story (and tips on cleaning and preparing mussels) for another post. After all, living in the Atlantic region means having some fresh mussels once in a while.

For now, let’s simply enjoy this Creamy Mussel Basil Pasta. I hope you do like seafood pasta.

And, by the way, have you ever tried selfish?

11 thoughts on “Creamy Mussel Basil Pasta

  1. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    Oh my gahhhhh this looks AMAZING, Ben! I absolutely love mussels, but don’t get to eat them often because Boy isn’t a fan (he used to be, but after some bad mussels at a restaurant he now refuses to eat them). Needless to say I am going to have to make this creamy dreamy pasta just for ME! I mean, no complaining there, because when something looks this good, who really wants to share?!? Gimme gimme! Cheers, buddy!
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  2. Milena says:

    I selfishly claim this gorgeous dish, double the basil for me! There is something about mussels and basil together that always gets me whether in tomato sauce or creamy sauce. Dinner plans are made, luckily I know where I can get fresh mussels in landlocked Fort Collins. Not sure if they engaged in any selfie taking prior to being flown over to here. Pinned!
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  3. Leanne | Crumb Top Baking says:

    I love seafood pasta, and mussels are always a key ingredient! As for the misspelling, I just kept thinking I would be selfish too because I wouldn’t want to share this dish!!

  4. says:

    Ha ha that’s brilliant “selfish” instead of “shellfish”. That made me laugh! Thanks for that Ben. Living in Scotland we have some excellent shellfish (I was careful how I spelled that ;-) ) in our waters so this is a perfect recipe for here. I love your addition of the fresh parsley and basil. Pinned!

  5. Dawn - Girl Heart Food says:

    Love mussels! Real treat for sure! Love soaking up the sauce with a hunk of bread when we make them (which is usually outside on the side burner of the bbq). Have to try them next time with pasta. Nice touch with the basil in there!

  6. David @ Spiced says:

    Kudos to you for making mussels at home, Ben! I’ve made mussels a couple of times over the years, but not all that often. I bet you get some amazing quality mussels up there in Newfoundland, too! If you’ve mastered mussels, then you’ll totally find other shellfish quite easy. Take shrimp for example. They cook in a flash, and they’re so easy to make! Anyways, I love this basil pasta idea. You know I love a good, creamy pasta dish, so the addition of mussels here sounds quite delicious. Oh, and have you heard the saying that you should only order mussels in months with the letter R? I’m not sure how true that is anymore, but it’s still a fun rule to tuck back in your brain. Hope your Monday was a good one, my friend!
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