Chalsa Chorizo Mussels

Chalsa Chorizo Mussels

Serving Size : 3-5 People  Prep + Cook Time  : 30 Minutes 

Ingredients : 

  1. 1 pack of chorizo 
  2. 3 shallots 
  3. 8 cloves of garlic 
  4. A half a bunch of cilantro 
  5. 6 Tablespoons of Original Chalsa (Mild or Spicy) 
  6. 1/2 stick of unsalted butter 
  7.  Half a cup of white wine (pinot or white zinfandel)  
  8. 1 pound of mussels  
  9. 9.  Salt/Pepper 

Procedure : 

  •  Place oysters in a strainer and proceed to run under cold water. 
  • Dice shallots, cilantro and garlic and set to side
  • Cut chorizo into small square pieces 
  •  Over medium high heat place chorizo in pot ( note oil is not needed at this juncture since the chorizo will cook in its own fat) 
  • Let chorizo cook for approximately 8-10 minutes until it has a crisp texture
  • lower heat to medium-low and place shallots, cilantro and garlic into pot. 
  • Add Chalsa and let concoction turn translucent. The aroma of the aforementioned  vegetables will begin to smell heavenly 
  • Add wine and raise temperature to medium high until it reduces. Be vigilant to ensure it does not burn. this should take roughly 2 mins. 
  • Decrease temperature to medium low and add mussels! 
  • Add butter and a bit more Chalsa if you would like and begin to stir the pot. Place cover on pot. 
  • Toast your favorite bread to soak up all the flavor and serve!  



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