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Capellini with Mussels in Chipotle Sauce



Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Capellini
  • Butter (25 mL)
  • Mussels, fresh
  • 1 can Chipotle (7oz.) (207 mL)
  • Half and half cream (8 oz.) (237 mL)
  • Garlic, 3 pieces (chopped)
  • Shallots, 2 small cloves (chopped)
  • Salt to taste


  1. 1
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. 2
    In a large saucepan put the butter in low heat until it melts and add the chopped shallot, once it changes color add the mussels, 1 tablespoon (15 mL) chipotle, cover and simmer in low heat until they open.
  3. 3
    Once they are all open take them out and reserve on a side, (be sure to get rid of the ones that did not open because they might be not too fresh)
  4. 4
    Go back to the saucepan with the remaining broth and add the half and half cream, incorporating with the help of a whisk until it thickens.
  5. 5
    Cook the pasta according to the directions, drain.
  6. 6
    Add the pasta to the chipotle sauce and check the spice, you can always add more chipotle, do not let it get dry.
  7. 7
    Take the mussels out of their shell and put them into the pasta out of the heat. Reserve 4 pieces for decoration.
  8. 8
    Serve and enjoy.

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