Comfort Food Recipe – Green lips mussels with spaghetti

Published November 18, 2010 by Mary Jane

Hello everyone, I haven’t done a comfort recipe for ages…so here it is..I’m sure I would have mentioned when we were holidaying in New Zealand Pandabear and I both fell in love with the green lips mussels – they are so juicy and tasty. So one day I had a craving for mussels and while I was at Springvale, I found some green lips mussels imported. I was so excited and wanted to make a green lips mussels spaghetti. It’s a very easy recipe and takes only 15 min to whip up.

So here it is…

about 10 green lips mussels
bunch of spaghetti
olive oil
2 x anchovies from tin can
some parmesan cheese
1 x lemon
1 clove of garlic
splash of white wine
salt & black pepper


1. Clean the green lips mussels by pulling out the beard and scrub the shells. Boil the spaghetti in a pot of boiling water (remember to add salt to it). Drain and set the spaghetti aside.

2. Olive oil in the pan, add in minced garlic and some anchovies (and if you’re like me a chilli fan, make sure you chuck in some dried chillies), chuck in the green lips mussels, add a splash of white wine. Drizzle with a squeeze of lemon juice. Chuck in the spaghetti and season with salt and pepper.

3. Then it’s ready to plate up and make sure you shave some parmesan on top and drizzle more of the goodness of olive oil and it’s delicious! Ready to be eaten 🙂

close up of juicy green lips mussels

close up of juicy green lips mussels


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