Creamy Nduja and Mussels Rigate

 By @natsn0sh

Serves 2


  • Mussels 1kg
  • Nduja 1/4
  • Mezze Rigate pasta 300g – from the Yorkshire Pasta Company
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Tomato puree 2tsp
  • White wine
  • Creme fraiche 2tsp

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Start by cleaning the mussels, check for any dead ones by slapping them, if they don’t close, they’re dead.

Step 2

Take out the beards and give them a scrub then leave in salty water for 15 min, this makes them exude all the nasty stuff inside them like sand and algae.

Step 3

Get some onions frying in a pan.

Step 4

Get the Nduja frying in another with a little oil.

Step 5

Get the pasta cooking in some salted water.

Step 6

Once the onions are turning clear add the mussels, after about 30 seconds in the pan add white wine and pop a lid on, the steam will cook the mussels.

Step 7

Once the Nduja is browning, get the garlic in the pan and cook till fragrant then add tomato paste and pasta water then crème fraiche and combine.

Step 8

Open the lid after about 3 minutes and the mussels should be open and cooked, toss any that are still closed and add them to the sauce with a little of the wine used to steam them.

Step 9

Once the pasta is al dente get it in the pan and combine.