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Mussels with Chorizo and Pasta~

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As I did last week with the Nutella Tartine, I made only a quarter of this recipe. While I watched the fish monger scoop out a pound of mussels, I was thinking this was way more than one serving…lucky me.  Teasing my hubby about our Valentine’s Day menu, I mentioned I was making mussels.  He happily picked up some fettuccine at the market when I revealed that he’d be having meatloaf instead.  How is that for romance?

This ranks up with Dorie’s Scallops with Caramel Orange sauce as one of my favorite recipes from Around My French Table. The incredible broth was composed of sauteed onion (I used shallots), red bell pepper, diced tomatoes, thyme and white wine.  The addition of Spanish chorizo offered a delicious bit of heat. Mussels were added as the flame was cranked, and three minutes later, the dish was complete.  This delectable dish was a bit of heaven on a snowy Valentine’s Day.  Don’t miss this one…this dish tasted as if it came from a fine restaurant. Magnifique!

This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table

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81 comments on “Mussels with Chorizo and Pasta~”

  1. This looks really good! My oldest daughter would eat mussels at every meal if I’d let her, but I hardly ever make them.

    I’m glad you linked to the recipe though. I’m going to try it!

  2. This does look delicious. I think that the Chorizo probably gives these the most amazing flavor boost. Mussels are not something I come across since we are so far inland-however, this does make me wish I was by the sea. Awesome plating. Enjoy the weekend, Liz!

  3. Hola Lizzy!
    Ayer te dediqué una receta. Te lo escribí aquí pero mi comentario parece que no se ha publicado
    ¡Saludos!

  4. I see some more more Top 9 in your future, how lovely!
    Enjoy your weekend Liz!

  5. These pics are so beautiful! Mussels look delicious:)

  6. Your photos have me drooling! I’ve not tried the Scallops with Caramel Orange Sauce – since I’m doing make up I’ll move that to the top of the list. How fun to bait & switch on your husband!

  7. OMG This looks absolutely fabulous….
    I can imagine how divine this pasta taste’s….
    Gorgeous!!!

  8. Wonderful looking dish…and your presentation and photos are fantastic!
    Hope you are having a great weekend, hugs

  9. Spectacular photos! I’m not really too much into ‘shelled’ sea critters but I have to admit this FFwD definitely has me intrigued 🙂 Looks great!

  10. Beautiful dish! I love mussels, and when served with pasta they are especially fantastic.

  11. I love mussels, and the spicy broth sounds great for them! Another winner from Dorie. I still have to try the scallops dish. Can’t wait!

  12. I love mussels, how they taste and how easy they are to make. I have never done made them with other meat. This looks fabulous…your photos are beautiful!

  13. I really enjoyed this one myself. It’s up there with favorites from the book, though I think my favorite so far is the lazy people’s chicken. Nice that you and your husband can have something different for Valentine’s Day and it’s still romantic!

  14. I make clams for my husband, but have yet to try mussels. You’ve inspired me to try something new.

  15. This makes me nostalgic. My dad loved mussels.

  16. I love the combination of chorizo with the mussels – I don’t know that I’ve ever had mussels this way, but it sounds like I’ve missed out. And I really feel I need to make an investment in Around My French Table…

  17. Well I think mussels are totally romantic and this recipe looks delish!

  18. Oh, you are brave. I have never eaten one. 😉 Have a lovely day, my friend.

  19. My husband is a big fan of mussels. For me they are an acquired taste, but I could totally get use to THIS! YUMM.

  20. Great looking dish and so easy to prepare. Lovely presentation.

  21. Fab dish – I love mussels and tried them quite recently with some chorizo as well – definitely an amazing taste combination!

  22. Lizzy, I will not comment of the recipe, but I will comment on the presentation… So beautiful!!

  23. Oh, I think I could eat my weight in this dish. I love Mussels but never thought of combining therm with Chorizo. next time I have them, you’d better believe I’ll be trying this!

  24. This series has me drooling each Friday! 🙂 What a wonderful dish idea.

  25. Eek, that last one was mine!

  26. Looks alright, I’m not a huge fan of mussels but my sister is.

  27. I’m not usually a big fan of mussels, but these look sooo yummy, I think I would try at least one 🙂

  28. I have been thinking about making mussels, you just inspire me. I’m al about half/quarter recipes, the easiest portion control!

  29. We adore mussels…I wish I could have a bowl of this for dinner! Thank you for sharing. I’m sorry I was absent last week…I’ve been traveling back and forth from Houston. I hope you have a fantastic start to your week. I’m about to get baking again!

  30. We loved this recipe. You reminded me that I need to remake the scallops recipe, because I messed it up the first time. Beautiful photographs!

  31. So happy that you enjoyed this. I did too! After looking at everyone else’s – I’m ready to make it again!!!

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