Low carb chorizo mussels in white wine sauce

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August 21, 2012

Mussels are something many people don’t think about making at home.  But they are super easy and very affordable.  One bag of mussels is only $5 here in Canada, and can easily feed two people as a main dish, or 4 people as an appetizer.  From start to finish you can have dinner on the table in under 20 mins.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4


2 lbs bag PEI mussels

1 link chorizo sausage, diced fine

1 med onion, sliced

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup white wine, dry

3-4 tbs heavy cream

1 tbs minced parsley

1 tbs minced chives


1Heat a large pot, one with a tight fitting lid, on med-high heat. A dutch oven is a good choice here

2Add diced chorizo and allow some of the fat to render (if your chorizo isn’t very fatty, add some oil)

3Add onions and cook until translucent and the chorizo has browned

4Add garlic and heat through for 30-45 sec.

5Add mussels and white wine, stir and put on the cover.

6Cook covered for 3-5 mins until the mussels have opened.

7Stir in parsley, chives and cream. Taste for salt, adjust if necessary

8Serve with a spoon to eat tasty broth


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1/4
Total Fat7
Saturated Fat3
Monounsaturated Fat1
Total Carbohydrates5

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