Simplicit-Mussels with Calabrian Chili and Spanish Chorizo

Simplicit-Mussels with Calabrian Chili and Spanish Chorizo

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - There's a nice spot in town to get your grub on in 2017.  Simplicit is located at Arizona Theatre Company-Temple of Music and Art and they are ready to treat your taste buds.

Michael Powell with Simplicit joined us to make mussels with calabrian chili and spanish chorizo in this week's "What's for Lunch" segment.

Simplicit - Mussels with Calabrian Chili and Spanish Chorizo (2 servings)


  • 1/2 tbsp           Olive oil
  • 3 oz.                Spanish Chorizo, julienne
  • 2 tbsp.             Shallot, minced
  • 1 tbsp.             Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp.               Calabrian Chilies, chopped
  • 2 pounds          Mussels, beards removed
  • 1/2 cup            Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 each             Lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp.             Butter
  • 1/2 bunch         Italian Parsley, stems removed
  • to taste            Sea Salt & Black Pepper
  • 4 slices            Ciabatta bread, toasted


  1. Heat sauté pan on medium to high heat.  Add oil.
  2. add chorizo to sweat and then add shallot, garlic and chili and stir.
  3. add mussels and wine.  Cover pan and allow to steam until mussels open.
  4. add butter, lemon, sea salt and pepper if desired.
  5. pour into bowls and garnish with Italian parsley and sliced ciabatta.

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