This mussels in white wine sauce is a restaurant-quality seafood dish that can be ready in less than 30 minutes. It's so quick and it doesn't take a lot of work to put together. It's the perfect any weeknight dinner or for a romantic night at home.
Here’s my recipe to create a delicious Spanish Mussels recipe in white wine sauce and chorizo. I personally felt it paired perfectly with a rosé dry wine.
Easy Steamed Mussels
This steamed mussels recipe is made of simple ingredients that you can find in your local market.
Mussels are inexpensive, delicious, and so easy to prepare. Anyone without cooking skills can turn mussels into a fancy meal to feed a crowd and without breaking the bank.
Flavors of Spain
I travelled to Barcelona, Spain a few year ago and had a wonderful time exploring the city, getting to know the culture, and of course trying delicious foods and wines.
I knew that I would enjoy tapas in Spain but the cuisine as a whole proved to me how Spain is at the forefront for great food, be it traditional or modern.
While there I took a culinary class where I learned how to cook Authentic Spanish Dishes, such as Paella.
This steamed mussels recipe uses Spanish ingredients and seasonings; chorizo and saffron. You can find these ingredients at any grocery markets, such as Trader's Joe, Costco, or Ralph's/Kroger.
How to Steam Mussels in White Wine Sauce
Step 1. Cook the White Wine Sauce
Heat oil in a large dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Cook onion and chorizo for about 5 minutes.
Add garlic, tomatoes, wine, salt, chili pepper, and saffron. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Step 2. Cook the Mussels
Add mussels into the pot, cover, and cook for about 5 minutes or until until mussels are completely open. Remove from heat, and discard any mussels that did not open.
FAQ and Cooking Tips
Place the leftover cooked mussels in an airtight container. Properly stored, cooked mussels will last up to 4 days in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer.
You can reheat the leftover in a microwave for about 45 seconds or until warm thoughout.
Look for tightly closed mussels that look and smell fresh.
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- Fish Soup
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Mussels in White Wine sauce
- 3 pounds mussels, (scrubbed and debearded)
- ¼ pound chorizo, (chopped)
- 1 medium onion, (chopped)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, (minced)
- 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
- 1 ¼ cups dry white wine
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ - 1 teaspoon Saffron
- red pepper flakes
- Chopped parsley
- Grilled bread
- In a dutch oven, put the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and chorizo, stirring occasionally until the chopped onions soften for about 5 minutes.
- Add garlic, tomatoes, wine, salt and the optional ingredients: chili pepper, saffron. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Put the mussels in a dutch oven, cover, and cook at high heat, shaking the pot occasionally for about 5 minutes or until the mussels are completely open.
- Remove mussels from the pot to serving bowls. Discard any shells that do not open.
- Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve with grilled bread.