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Spanish Style Mussels with Chorizo

Sherry and spicy chorizo give these mussels a bit of Spanish flair. "

Ingredients

6 ounces smoked chorizo (2 links), sliced into 1/4-inch rounds

1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

2 teaspoons olive oil

1/4 cup sherry

1 pound mussels, scrubbed and de-bearded


Instructions

1. Combine the chorizo, onion, garlic, and olive oil in a small bowl.  Evenly spread ingredients on the baking pan and put in the oven with the rack in the lower rack position.  Set to Bake Steam at 450°F for 20 minutes.


2. Remove the pan from the oven and carefully adjust the oven rack to the middle position.  Stir in the sherry with a wooden spoon to deglaze the pan and add the mussels in an even layer.  Return the pan to the oven and set to Steam at 210°F for 20 minutes until mussels have fully opened.  Start checking the mussels at 15 minutes.  Discard any mussels that have not opened.


3. Serve immediately.

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Servings

Makes 4 servings

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 287 (52% from fat) • carb. 9g • pro. 21g

• fat 16g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 58mg • sod. 698mg

• calc. 43mg • fiber 1g


This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Combo Steam + Convection Oven