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This recipe is best to prepare during snack time. The Vermicellin with Tomato and Mussel Sauce is a healthy recipe that is made of perfect combination ingredients such as vermicelli and tomatoes. This can prepare for about forty minutes and can serve for eight persons.
Serves :

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
45 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Reserve a few of the mussels in their shells for garnish. Remove the remaining mussels from their shells and discard the shells.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion gently until soft and golden. Stir in the garlic, then the tomatoes.
  • Simmer gently for about 30 minutes or until the tomatoes have reduced to a pulp. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water for about 10 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain, place in a heated serving dish containing the remaining oil and toss until lightly coated.
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste, add the shelled mussels and heat through for a few minutes, stirring well.
  • Pile the sauce over the pasta, garnish with parsley and the reserved mussels in shells.
  • Serve immediately. 


  • 2 kg mussels, scrubbed and steamed open 
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 onion, peeled and finely chopped 
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 1 kg tomatoes, skinned and chopped 
  • 750 grams vermicelli
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper 
  • 4 tablespoons chopped parsley, to garnish

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