Mussels with Chorizo Recipe with Tomatoes

Mussels with chorizo and tomatoes

  • serves 2
  • Easy

The best recipe for mussels. Make a quick tomato and chorizo sauce, throw in the mussels and serve with paprika-dusted skinny fries for a midweek meal for two



  • skinny oven fries 250g
  • sweet paprika 2 tsp
  • olive oil
  • chorizo 125g, diced
  • small red onion 1, finely chopped
  • garlic 1 clove, finely chopped
  • red chilli 1, seeded and finely chopped
  • thyme 2 sprigs
  • white wine 200ml
  • tomatoes 125g, finely chopped
  • tomato purée 1 tbsp
  • sugar a pinch
  • mussels 1kg, cleaned


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven following pack instructions for the fries. Toss the fries with 1 tsp of the paprika and some seasoning, spread out on an oven tray and cook until crisp.

  • Step 2

    Put 1 tbsp oil in a large pan with a tight-fitting lid. Add the chorizo and fry until crisp, then scoop out with a slotted spoon onto a plate and add the onion, garlic, the remaining paprika, chilli and thyme sprigs to the pan. Cook over a low heat until softened, then up the heat again, return the chorizo to the pan and add the wine, chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, a pinch of sugar, plenty of pepper and a tiny bit of salt. Simmer for 2 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Stir in the mussels, cover with a lid and steam for 3-4 minutes, shaking the pan a couple of times, until the mussels have opened. Divide between bowls and serve with the fries.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 715
  • Fat 32.5g
  • Carbs 48g
  • Fibre 5g
  • Protein 39.4g
  • Salt 3.5g