seafood mussels in a bowl

Each month we help you up your kitchen ante by sharing two clever technique videos, then bringing these skills together in one delicious recipe. Take a look at the brilliant Skill School series here, and catch up on what we’ve already covered.

This month, we’re making Grandad’s mussel linguine, it’s a gorgeous seafood pasta dish with a hint of chilli and parsley. We’re using a clever tip for preparing mussels and Jamie’s no-fuss hacks for peeling garlic.


Clean, wash and de-beard your mussels like a pro with our mate Bart’s top tips. This little one-minute video explains how to spot good, healthy mussels and prep your shellfish ready for cooking.


Jamie has not just one, but two genius tips for getting the papery skin off garlic. And trust us, the trick with the rubber glove really works!

Now, put your new skills together and rustle up this incredible dish of mussel linguine in no time at all!

Mussels linguine

For more clever ideas in the kitchen, take a look at our collection of how to features.