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Mussels south of two borders

Recipe Information

Servings 2
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Total Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Mussels
Category Seafood
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Appetizer; Main Dish; Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Carb; Low Cholesterol; Heart Healthy; High Protein


  • 1/3 cup diced Spanish chorizo 

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 small plum tomato, diced

  • 2 tablespoons canned green chiles, chopped, drained

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

  • 1 cup beer, preferably dark Mexican beer, such as Negra Modelo

  • 2 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded if necessary

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped



  • Cook the chorizo over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until beginning to brown. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes. Add the tomato, chiles, cumin, and black pepper and cook for 3 minutes. Deglaze the pan with the beer.

  • Add the mussels, and return to a simmer. Cook the mussels on medium-low for about 7 minutes or until they have opened. Remove from the heat and discard unopened mussels.

  • Serve with cilantro and the pan sauce.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 285 cal

  • Total fat: 6g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Cholesterol: 48mg

  • Sodium: 510mg

  • Potassium: 407mg

  • Carbohydrate: 20g

  • Fiber: 3g

  • Protein: 28g