1 tbsp (15 ml) grapeseed oil
8 oz (250 g) fresh chorizo sausage
2 shallots, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin
1 x 12 oz (355 ml) pilsner beer
2 tbsp (30 ml) unsalted butter
2 lbs (1 kg) mussels, scrubbed and debearded
kosher salt, to taste (optional)
¼ cup (60 ml) coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley leaves
1 green onion, trimmed and thinly sliced
toasted baguette slices, to serve
hot sauce, to serve (optional)
- Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large, heavy-bottomed stock pot over medium heat. Add chorizo and cook, turning occasionally, until cooked throughout, about 8 minutes. Remove from Dutch oven and slice into thin rounds. Do not clean Dutch oven. Set chorizo aside.
- Set Dutch oven back over medium heat and add shallots, garlic and cumin. Cook until shallots have softened, about 10 minutes. Add beer and butter, increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute to slightly reduce liquid. Add mussels, cover and cook until mussels open, about 5 to 8 minutes. Discard any mussels that do not open. Stir in cooked chorizo rounds. Season to taste with salt, if desired.
- Spoon mussels into bowls. Ladle brothy chorizo mixture over top. Top with parsley and green onions. Serve hot with slices of toasted baguette and hot sauce, if desired.