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Jamie Purviance

Spanish Chorizo and Mussel Stew

  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    35 min.

  • Grilling Time

    30 min.

People
Serves 4
Prep Time
35 min.
Grilling Time
30 min.

the Ingredients

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  • 1 fennel bulb, about 340 grams
  • 340 grams cured Spanish-style chorizo sausage links, cut diagonally into 12-millimeter slices
  • 1 oignon jaune moyen, haché
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (794 grams) chopped Italian plum tomatoes in juice
  • 240 milliliters dry white wine
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.4 kilogram moules vivantes, nettoyées
  • Crusty baguette

Special Equipment

  • grill-proof Dutch oven or deep 30.5-centimeter cast-iron pot

Instructions

  • 01 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (180° to 230°C) and preheat a grill-proof Dutch oven or deep 30.5-centimeter cast-iron pot for 10 minutes.
  • 02 Cut the fronds from the fennel stalks and roughly chop them. Set aside to garnish the stew. Cut off the thick stalks above the bulb and discard the stalks. Cut the bulb into quarters, cut out and discard the thick triangular-shaped core, and then cut the quarters into thin slices.
  • 03 Add the chorizo to the Dutch oven and cook over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chorizo to a plate lined with paper towels.
  • 04 Wearing insulated barbecue mitts, pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from the Dutch oven, if necessary. Add the fennel, onion, and oil to the Dutch oven, and then cook over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until the vegetables are almost tender, 13 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Add the tomatoes, wine, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and continue cooking until the mixture is slightly thickened, 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the mussels and cover the Dutch oven. Cook, with the grill lid closed, until the shells open, about 5 minutes. Discard any mussels that do not open. Stir in the sausage.
  • 05 Ladle the stew into bowls. Garnish with the chopped fennel fronds. Serve with crusty bread for dipping.
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