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Frozen Mussels Recipe

This frozen mussels recipe is a delicious combination of shelled mussels, fennel and fresh tagliatelle pasta in the double cream and white wine sauce. It’s a simple, quick and easy recipe to make, but you’ll get a delicious dinner for you and your unprepared guests.

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I recommend this delicious and creamy recipe with fresh pasta that we will cook today and the famous king prawn noodles recipe for shellfish lovers.

Why I Use Frozen Mussels Meat?

I always prefer to have mussels or prawns in the freezer, which I can use, especially when I need to prepare a dinner for several people. It’s easy to cook because they are precooked, without a shell, so it is effortless to cook with them; they only need a few minutes to be ready, and I will add them towards the end of the recipe.

If you want to make the frozen mussels recipe from fresh mussels, you must cook them beforehand, i.e. boiled in a bit of water and wine, under the lid until they open, and after that, the fleshy part of the mussels is removed from the shells and added to the pasta.

Ingredients

From this frozen mussels recipe I will use 500 g (1.10 lb) of cooked and frozen mussels and 400 g ( 0.90 lb) of fresh tagliatelle pasta to get four servings.

Because we have to add some vegetables, I will use a fennel bulb, a sweet red pepper, a shallot, three cloves of garlic and a bunch of parsley.

Frozen Mussels Recipe-Tagliatelle, Cooked Mussels, Double Cream, White Wine, Parsley, Red Pepper, Fennel, Shallot and Garlic Cloves

I will also make a sauce that will boil the fresh pasta and mussel meat from 300 ml (10 fl oz) of double cream and 300 ml (10 fl oz) of semi-dry white wine.

How to Make the Frozen Mussels Recipe?

Preparing the Ingredients

I will finely chop the onion and garlic cloves for the beginning because I will start the recipe with their frying. Because the cooking time is short, I like to cut them very small so that they cook as quickly as possible.

Frozen Mussels Recipe-Chopping Shallot and Garlic Cloves on Chopping Board

Next comes the fennel bulb, which, after removing the first row from the peel, I cut in half, then again in two and sliced as thin as possible.

Frozen Mussels Recipe-Slicing Fennel on Chopping Board

Frying the Vegetables

In a large frying pan or wok, heat 50 ml ( 3.5 tablespoons) of olive oil and a tablespoon of unsalted butter and put the onion and minced garlic to fry over medium heat.

Frozen Mussels Recipe-Frying Chopped Shallot and Garlic in the Pan

After a minute:

  • Add the sliced fennel.
  • Season with a teaspoon of sea salt.
  • Simmer, occasionally stirring, for about two minutes so that the fennel softens a little.
Frozen Mussels Recipe-Frying Sliced Fennel With Chopped Shallot and Garlic in the Pan

Now you can add the sliced sweet pepper, along with half a teaspoon of dried chilli, which will flavour the dish, and sauté over medium to low heat for about three minutes.

Frozen Mussels Recipe-Frying Sliced Red Pepper with Fennel, Shallot and Garlic in the Pan

Add Liquid Ingredients

Before I add the pasta, I will make a kind of sauce in which this tagliatelle pasta will boil, so I will add the white wine to the pan first and let it simmer for a minute to remove the alcohol content.

Frozen Mussels Recipe-Simmering Vegetables in White Wine in the Pan

Now add the whipped cream, season with one teaspoon of sea salt, mix and leave for a minute to reach boiling temperature and mix with the wine, forming a delicious sauce.

Frozen Mussels Recipe-Simmering Vegetables in Double Cream and White Wine Sauce in the Pan

Add the Pasta and the Frozen Mussels

I add tagliatelle pasta, which, because it is fresh, does not need more than five minutes to cook. If you use dry pasta, they must first be boiled “al dente” beforehand in salted water, then drained and added to the sauce.

I seasoned it with half a teaspoon of garlic powder and a teaspoon of dried oregano to add more flavour to the dish.

Frozen Mussels Recipe-Simmering Tagliatelle Pasta With Vegetables in Double Cream and White Wine Sauce in the Pan

After two minutes, add the frozen mussels and chopped parsley, mix lightly so that they incorporate into the pasta and sauce, put the lid on and leave everything for another three minutes. It is an excellent idea to cover with a lid because the liquid inside does not evaporate, it will absorb by the pasta, and all the heat remains inside.

Frozen Mussels Recipe-Simmering Shelled Mussels With Tagliatelle Pasta and Vegetables in the Pan

With this, I finished the frozen mussels recipe; you can let them sit for another five minutes with the lid on, after which you can serve them.

Frozen Mussels Recipe-Shelled Mussels With Tagliatelle Pasta in Cream and White Wine Sauce Ready to Serve in the Pan

Serving the Mussels Pasta

This frozen mussels recipe which is tagliatelle pasta with mussels in white wine and double cream sauce is served hot, with a little chopped parsley sprinkled on top and lemon slices next to it; they are so delicious.

Frozen Mussels Recipe-Shelled Mussels With Tagliatelle Pasta in Cream and White Wine Sauce Served on White Plate

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Frozen Mussels Recipe-Shelled Mussels With Tagliatelle Pasta in Cream and White Wine Sauce Served on Plate

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Frozen Mussels Recipe-Shelled Mussels With Tagliatelle Pasta in Cream and White Wine Sauce Served on Plate
Frozen Mussels Recipe-Shelled Mussels With Tagliatelle Pasta in Cream and White Wine Sauce Served on Plate

Frozen Mussels Recipe

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This frozen mussels recipe is a delicious combination of shelled mussels, fennel and fresh tagliatelle pasta in the double cream and white wine sauce. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Additional Time 5 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Pasta
Cuisine International
Servings 4 portions
Calories 933 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 500 g mussels cooked
  • 400 g tagliatelle pasta fresh
  • 1 piece fennel bulb
  • 1 piece sweet red pepper
  • 1 piece shallot
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 300 ml white wine
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil and the unsalted butter in a large frying pan and put the onion and minced garlic to fry over medium heat for one minute.
  • After a minute, add the sliced fennel, season with a teaspoon of sea salt, and simmer for about two minutes so that the fennel softens a little.
  • Add the sliced sweet pepper, dried chilli, and sauté over medium to low heat for about three minutes.
  • Add the white wine to the pan first and let it simmer for a minute to remove the alcohol content; after that, add the double cream, season with sea salt, mix and leave for a minute.
  • You can add tagliatelle pasta, season it with garlic powder and dried oregano to add more flavour to the dish and simmer for two minutes.
  • Next are the frozen shells and chopped parsley, mix lightly to incorporate into the pasta and sauce, put the lid on and leave everything for another three minutes.
  • Let them sit for another five minutes with the lid on, after which you can serve them.
  • This pasta with mussels in white wine and double cream sauce is served hot, with a little chopped parsley sprinkled on top and lemon slices next to it.

Notes

If you use dry pasta, they must first be boiled “al dente” beforehand in salted water, then drained and added to the sauce.
If you use fresh mussels, you must cook them in a bit of water and wine until they open, and after that, the fleshy part of the mussels is removed from the shells and added to the pasta.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 933kcalCarbohydrates: 87gProtein: 26gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 194mgSodium: 1436mgPotassium: 1003mgFiber: 7gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 3647IUVitamin C: 71mgCalcium: 175mgIron: 7mg
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