Ingredients portion 1
Onions 1 head
Garlic 2 cloves
Tomato paste 4 tablespoons
Dried basil 1 teaspoon
Paprika ½ teaspoon
Black pepper to taste
Salt on the tip of a knife
Tomato juice 50ml
Cooking instructions 20 minutes
1 Chop the onion and garlic finely and sauté in a saucepan with the olive oil until softened. Add the tomato paste, juice and spices and cook over a medium heat for about 5 minutes. Purée, return to the heat and add the mussels. Cook for 3-5 minutes (I would strongly advise against cooking for longer than this as the mussels tend to turn to rubber very quickly).
2 Boil the spaghetti in just the right amount of boiling salted water, then put it on a colander.
3 Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and fry the spaghetti for 3 minutes. Add the sauce, stir vigorously, reduce the heat and cover. The pasta is ready after 2 minutes.
4 Sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, if desired.
Recipe tip The number of ingredients is based on a single, but very impressive portion, or two small ones. However, if you are planning to have lunch-dinner for two or even more people, the number of ingredients should definitely be increased.