If you are from the Midwest chances are you don’t have access to fresh seafood. You do however have access to great beef, pork, and chicken. As a result this what you probably end up eating for most dinners. Well, this weekend at Aldi (grocery store) I noticed out of the corner of my eye boxed mussels. They were only two dollars or so and I decided to give them a go. They were already precooked and frozen so all I really had to do was heat them. They turned out really good and can be paired with almost any dish or side dishes you want. I decided to add them to my spaghetti squash with marinara one night.
The picture above is when the mussels are already cooked. (This is not how I bought them) 🙂
Anyways, the mussels had a nice salty and brine flavor that I really enjoyed. I also enjoyed picking them up and slurping the mussel out of the shell and then the sauce on the shell. Although I won’t eat them often they are good for a nice treat and it was fun to do something different than beef, pork, or chicken.
this recipe is very simple and there is always room for variations like adding other vegetables to you pasta sauce like mushrooms or using regular noodles instead of spaghetti squash ( I like the sweet squash with the salty mussels) You can even just eat the spaghetti squash with marinara sauce!