Crusty bread, an arugula and endive salad with balsamic dressing, and lemon
sorbet with chocolate-dipped biscotti turn this simple Italian dinner into a
8 ounces spaghetti
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 canned anchovy fillets, chopped, 1 tablespoon anchovy oil reserved
3 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 1/4 cups canned diced tomatoes in juice with Italian seasonings (undrained;
from one 28-ounce can)
1 pound mussels, scrubbed, debearded
Cook pasta in medium pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still
firm to bite, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil and
re-served anchovy oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add anchovies,
garlic, oregano and tomato paste; stir 1 minute. Add tomatoes; bring to boil.
Add mussels. Cover; simmer until mussels open, about 5 minutes (discard any that
do not open).
Drain pasta; divide between 2
shallow bowls. Top with mussels and sauce.
Makes 2 servings (can be doubled).
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