another NotA26Thing.. just.. dinner

mussels in pasta with tomatoes and parmesan cheese

Fast Edible Meals for the Hungry

This didn't photograph as well as it tasted. It was really quick to cook - took as long as it takes pasta to become el dante - so, after you throw your pasta into a pot of boiling salted water and while it's cooking - throw a finely diced onion, two zucchini, finely diced celery (from the leafy end) and capsicum into a pan with a good dollop of olive oil. When the onion softens, pour in (or add fresh) a tin of chopped tomatoes. Push 12 whole mussels into the mix and then the cooked pasta (spaghetti in this case) on top.

It's ready to eat when all the mussels have steamed opened - if any don't open, discard them (well you're not gonna get into them *anyway*. Heap onto a plate and sprinkle with a little parmesan cheese and enjoy! Serves 2.

PS: a splash of PeriPeri sauce (or chilli) to shuzsh it up too.