Beer-Steamed Mussels with Chorizo
Beer-Steamed Mussels with Chorizo
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    Yes, you can use any pilsner in this recipe—but a Mexican pilsner will take to the chorizo the best. Buy a six-pack so you have a few on hand to drink while you eat. Serve this full-flavored dish, which was developed for our #cook90 initiative, with a nice green salad to round out the meal.

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 8 ounces fresh Mexican chorizo, casings removed
    • 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped, plus 1 sliced in half (optional)
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 (12-ounce) bottle Mexican beer, such as Pacifico
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 pounds mussels, scrubbed, debearded
    • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
    • Hot sauce and crusty toasted bread (for serving; optional)
    • A large Dutch oven or braising pan with a lid

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1079 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 72 g 110.95%
    • Saturated Fat: 26 g 131.6%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 257 mg 85.77%
    • Sodium: 3664 mg 152.67%
    • Calcium: 146 mg 14.59%
    • Potassium: 1954 mg 55.84%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 21 mg 114.58%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 20 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.88%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 82 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Vitamin A 27.34%
    • Vitamin C 62.43%
    • Vitamin D 17.29%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat11
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat12
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total16 oz-eq

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