Spanish Style Mussels with Chorizo

Cuisinart original

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


Makes 4 servings


6 ounces smoked chorizo (2 links), sliced into ¼-inch rounds 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 teaspoons olive oil ¼ cup sherry 1 pound mussels, scrubbed and debearded

Nutritional information

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


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.