Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Pasta with Smoked Mussels and Capers

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  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 15 min
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8 ounce elbow macaroni

3 to 4 ounce can drained smoked mussels, or oysters

2 1/2 ounce can smoked sardines packed in oil

1 tablespoon capers

Large handful chopped parsley

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup sliced scallions

Salt and crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Bring large pot of water to a boil and boil pasta. Meanwhile prepare the ingredients: Coarsely chopping the mussels, sardines, capers and parsley and adding them to the bottom of a mixing bowl. Add lemon juice and olive oil and season to taste with salt and crushed red pepper.
  2. When pasta is done, drain and shake dry and add to the bowl; toss with scallions, reserving some for garnish. Serve warm.
  3. Refresh leftovers with vinaigrette.