Vic’s Tricks To…Chorizo Mussels

4 servings
35 min

Ohhhhhh boy do I love sausage.


Italian. Breakfast. Brats. and especially….Chorizo.


It’s got that spicy deliciousness I look for in a nice sausage. And it just so happens to pair wonderfully with one of my favorite seafood…Mussels!


I love mussels because they’re always in a delicious sauce and if done properly, can melt right in your mouth with a meatiness you don’t typically get in a fish, let alone a shellfish.


Another amazing thing about mussels is…


They are the easiest thing EVER to prepare.


Seriously, scrub em and throw em in a pot and you are good to go!


Don’t believe me? Well see for yourself…


Now there are a million and one ways to have mussels and I’ll share some other variations at the end of this post, but for this one we’re using what I had at the time…



Side Note: My local fish shop is still open and serving fresh delicious seafood every day. Might not be that way everywhere, but mussels are typically easy to come by.


VIC TRICK: If not, use some frozen shrimp! It’ll be delicious, trust me.


First, take a large stock pot and simmer garlic, onion, and chopped chorizo in some olive oil until fragrant.

From there, add in the peppers and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Then add the white wine, cooking on high to burn off the alcohol for about 2 minutes.

Once peppers are cooked a bit, add a can of diced tomatoes and bring to a light boil.

Add the mussels, cover with a lid, and cook until all the mussels have fully opened, about 5 minutes.


And that’s it. You’re done!

You can eat as is, over rice, over pasta, or like I did…with a big ole piece of garlic bread.

Like I mentioned earlier, there are a TON of different variations here, but with mostly the same process. Here are some others you can try:


  • White wine & Garlic (same as above but without chorizo, peppers, and tomatoes)
  • White wine & fennel
  • Fra diavolo – same process, but add some spice to the tomato broth


These are just a few ideas, but play around with what you think would be good!


Happy Eating!

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Vic’s Tricks To…Chorizo Mussels
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 chorizo sausage
  • 2 bell peppers, any color
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1-1 1/2 lbs mussels
  • Pasta, bread, rice optional
Instructions

Heat garlic, onion and chorizo, about 2 minutes
Add in the peppers and cook until tender, about 5 minutes
Add the white wine, cooking on high to burn off the alcohol for about 2 minutes
Add diced tomatoes and bring to a light boil
Add the mussels, cover with a lid, and cook until all the mussels have fully opened, about 5 minutes
Enjoy!
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