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Spicy Mussels in Tomato Chorizo Broth

Steamed mussels in a spicy tomato sauce with chorizo. A truly delicious date night meal!
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chorizo or other spicy sausage casings removed
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 14- oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup Apothic White Winemaker's Blend
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 lbs mussels cleaned and debearded (discard any that have cracked shells or are open and won't close when tapped gently on counter)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large pot or dutch oven set over medium heat, brown sausage until cooked through, breaking up any chunks with the back of a wooden spoon.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove sausage to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, leaving drippings in pan.
  3. Add garlic and red pepper flakes to pot and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add tomatoes, wine, and dried thyme and turn heat to medium high. Bring to a boil and add mussels.
  5. Cover and cook 3 minutes. Remove lid, stir gently and re-cover. Cook another 3 to 4 minutes, or until most mussels have opened (discard any that do not open).
  6. Remove mussels from pot with a slotted spoon or skimmer.
  7. Return sausage to pot, season broth with salt and pepper and bring back to a boil for a few minutes until somewhat thickened.
  8. Serve by placing mussels in large bowls and spooning sauce over.

Recipe Notes

373 Calories; 21g Fat (54.7% calories from fat); 26g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 65mg Cholesterol; 800mg Sodium.