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Close-up overhead shot of a bowl of Spanish Mussels.

Spanish Mussels with Chorizo and Smoked Paprika

Spanish mussels are so special because of their bold flavors: chorizo, tomato, smoked paprika and more. The best part is you get a high impact meal for low effort in the kitchen, making them perfect for entertaining.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Calories 212 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 C chorizo sausage chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves smashed
  • 1 onion diced
  • ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tomato diced or grated
  • 1 C white wine Pick something dry
  • 1 C chicken stock
  • 2-3 lb black mussels scrubbed and cleaned
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oil your high-sided pot, on medium to medium-high heat and add the chorizo. Cook until it just starts to brown.
  • Add the garlic and onion. Cook until it's starting to soften, about five minutes.
  • Add the tomato and smoked paprika. Allow everything to mingle and get cozy while stirring occasionally for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the white wine to deglaze the pan. Add the chicken broth. Bring to a simmer, add your mussels and cover. Cook for 3-5 mintues, until the mussels have opened.
  • Serve, garnished with lemons and parsley.



Don't worry about being too exact with your measurements in this one - it's super forgiving! And you can adjust according to your taste. 
If you don't want the wine, simply add another cup of chicken stock instead. 
The nutritional information is calculating the calories for THE ENTIRE RECIPE. One serving definitely does not contain 1400 + calories. 


Serving: 100gCalories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 535mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1767IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 1mg
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