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Mussels and Chorizo
with valencia orange and mixed green salad

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
If you've never cooked with mussels, don't fret. This shellfish is incredibly easy (and quick) to make. Paired with flavorful chorizo, you'll want to sop up every last ounce of liquid. Our vegetarians will be enjoying this Spanish classic as a vegetable soyrizo soup.
Smarts: Once you learn how to cook mussels, you can pair it with any sauce base, so feel free to get creative.


Valencia Orange and Mixed Green Salad:
  • Shallots - 1/2 bulb , diced
  • Sherry vinegar - 1 1/2 Tbsp ((Sub red wine vinegar))
  • Cooking oil - 3 Tbsp
  • Sweetener - 2 tsp ((Like sugar, honey, maple syrup))
  • Valencia oranges - 3 , segmented
  • Mixed greens - 4 oz
Mussels and Chorizo:
  • Mussels - 1 1/2 lbs , cleaned and debearded ((Most mussels are usually debearded by the fishmonger these days))
  • Parsley - 1/4 bunch , chopped
  • Tomatoes - 2 , diced
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Chorizo - 1/2 lb
  • Chicken stock - 1 cup
  • White wine - 1/4 cup
  • Lemon - 1/2 , juice of
  • French baguette - 1/2


  1. Mussels - Clean and debeard if not done by your fishmonger. Scrub and soak in a bowl of water. We have not been able to find not-debearded mussels, but here’s a demo from The Kitchn. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Make vinaigrette (if not done from last night) - Dice shallots and place into a bowl. Add sherry (or red wine) vinegar and then whisk in oil. Season to taste with your choice of sweetener and / or salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Parsley / Tomatoes - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

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  1. Heat a Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add oil and then chorizo to heated oil. Break up with a wooden spoon and saute for ~4 minutes.
  2. Add in mussels, stock, and wine. Cover and cook for 6 to 8 minutes until mussels have opened up. If there are any that haven’t open, just simply discard them.
  3. While mussels are cooking, segment oranges. Toss vinaigrette with greens and oranges.
  4. Toss tomatoes into mussels, finish with a squeeze of lemon juice, and garnish with parsley. Enjoy with torn up bread and valencia orange salad on the side.



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