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Bucatini With Mussels
Recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine

Prep Time:20 minInactive Prep Time: — Cook Time:15 min
4 servings

Kosher salt
1 2-inch piece baguette, diced (about 3/4 cup)
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 cup fresh parsley leaves
12 ounces bucatini or spaghetti
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 ounces prosciutto (preferably 1 thick slice), cut into 1-inch matchsticks
3 shallots, thinly sliced
1/2 cup dry white wine
Freshly ground pepper
2 pounds mussels, scrubbed well and beards removed
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Pulse the bread, garlic and parsley in a food processor to form moist, green crumbs.

Cook the bucatini in the boiling water as the label directs. Reserve 1/4 cup cooking water, then drain.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a wide pot over medium heat. Add the prosciutto and shallots and cook until the shallots are tender and beginning to brown, about 6 minutes. Add half of the breadcrumbs and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add the wine and the reserved cooking water and cook, uncovered, until the liquid is almost completely reduced, about 2 minutes. Season with pepper.

Add the mussels to the pot, cover and cook, shaking the pot occasionally, until the mussels open, about 6 minutes (discard any that do not open). Add the pasta and heat through, tossing to coat. Divide among bowls and top with the remaining breadcrumbs.

Per serving: Calories 719; Fat 15 g (Saturated 6 g); Cholesterol 34 mg; Sodium 904 mg; Carbohydrate 107 g; Fiber 4 g; Protein 33 g

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