Big Mussels and Spinach is a recipe cooked by Kelly and Darbie to lift and steal Chuck's heavy cookbook from his trailer. Its first and only appearance was in Just Add Muscles.
- 1½ tablespoons butter
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 Werpoes garlic cloves, minced
- 1 whole bay leaf
- ½ lb pasta
- 2 cups diced tomato
- ⅔ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup dry white wine, strained
- 2 pounds mussels
- 1-10 ounce packaged fresh spinach, chopped
- (?) teaspoon ground black pepper
- Taurian pepper flakes
Directions: Melt butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and bay leaf; sauté 3 minutes. Add tomato, salt, and spinach; cover and cook 4 minutes; stirring once. Add wine and mussels; bring to a boil. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until mussels open; discard any unopened ones. Discard bay leaf. Remove mussels with a slotted spoon. Arrange 1 cup pasta on each plate; top with about 9 mussels. Ladle 1/2 cup spinach sauce over each serving; sprinkle with pepper.