Spaghetti with mussels, bay and chilli recipe

This is a great dish to share with friends. Make a big plate of it and plonk it on the table for everyone to tuck in.

Prep and cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4
Costs: £5
Difficulty rating: Very easy

Knob of any butter
2 tbsp olive oil
Onion, finely chopped
Garlic clove, finely chopped
Dried chilli, crumbled
Bay leaf
500g fresh mussels (cleaned, beards removed)
Half glass of white wine
Flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
300g - 400g of spaghetti

Melt some butter in a pan with the olive oil, add the finely chopped onion, chopped garlic clove, the dried chilli and the bay leaf.

When the butter is bubbling, add 500g mussels, half a glass of white wine and the parsley. Pop the lid on and shake the pan.

After a few minutes when all the mussels are open (discard any that don't), add 300g to 400g of cooked spaghetti, toss together, season and serve.

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