Steamed mussels are one of my favorite dinners to make at home because (1) people are always impressed (2) it’s fast and easy (3) it is so dang good.
Add this one to my collection of recipes that work for both quick weeknight dinners and for a dinner party. This rendition of Mussels with Cherry Tomatoes and Chorizo is efficient and elegant without being difficult or time-consuming.
The very important broth can be dressed up many ways, and this time it’s jazzed up with cherry tomatoes and fresh, sweet summer corn. This will offset the smoky, browned bits of chorizo. The chorizo is key here, adding flavor, body, and color. You’d think a little saffron (wink, wink) fell into the pot considering the resulting deep yellow-orange color of the broth, but it’s the chorizo. And to do justice to this broth, make sure to have plenty of bread and wine on hand.
This is just the thing I want to eat on a late summer night. Continue reading