[FFwD]: Mussels with Chorizo (and Lemon Pepper Linguine)

When you live in the Canadian Maritimes, you eat a lot of seafood, lots of different ways. It’s one of the things we’re famous for, along with our friendly disposition.

In light of that, even though I haven’t cooked a FFwD recipe in quite some time, a mussels recipe was just the thing to get me back in the swing of things. Mussels are a favourite in our home, and they are readily available here, us being so close to Prince Edward Island, home of the best mussels in the world.

We’ve had mussels cooked a myriad of different ways, but never with chorizo, an ingredient not very readily available here. Luckily for us, I found some at our local grocery store this afternoon and didn’t have to substitute hot italian sausage – a small miracle, and a very lucky break.

We really enjoyed this recipe. The chorizo in the mussel broth provided a nice smoky note and left your mouth with a bit of kick. The broth was rich and savoury, a lovely spicy soup we sopped up with crusty bread. We chose to serve the mussels and broth over homemade lemon pepper linguine – a meal fit for royalty.

If you’re hoping to make this dish for guests be sure to let them know to leave their most proper table manners at the door, and just enjoy slurping your way through every delicious morsel.

My husband’s comment: “This was delicious in my face.”

5 responses to “[FFwD]: Mussels with Chorizo (and Lemon Pepper Linguine)

  1. The homemade pasta sounds like “icing on the cake”. Nice job!

  2. The homemade pasta sounds amazing – a great contrast to the sweet, smokey, and salty mussels and chorizo. How lucky to live in such a seafood haven. Nice to meet you!

  3. I like the sound of the homemade lemon pepper linguine. This was a
    great recipe, Tricia and I both enjoyed our different versions of
    it. She used mussels and I went with shrimp. The combination of
    fish and Chorizo was a first for me and I truly enjoyed it.

  4. Great idea on the lemon pepper linguini! I wish I had fished out the pasta roller on this one – it was homemade pasta worthy!
    Very nice!

  5. Love your husband’s comment! I’m in Vancouver, so have the benefit of living in a seafood town, too. I’m impressed that you made your own pasta for this – it sounds amazing.

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