Mussels with chorizo and Abbaye de Forest

Mussels with chorizo and Abbaye de Forest

Moule / Season : summer
Category : Main course


Recipe serves 2

2 kilo ‘super’ mussels
1 bottle Abbaye de Forest Blonde (33 cl)
1 bunch fresh parsley
2 shallots and 2 onions
1 sprig of thyme
1 bay leaf
2 garlic cloves
3 sticks of celery
3 carrots
250g white mushrooms
2 tomatoes
125ml rouille sauce
250ml fresh cream, 30% fat content
60g chorizo, sliced
75g butter
Pepper and salt


1 / Prepare the ingredients

Slice the shallots and onions.
Prepare a ‘bouquet garni’ with the parsley, celery, thyme and bay leaf.
Finely dice the carrots, mushrooms and celery. Place to one side.
Prepare the previously peeled and de-seeded tomatoes in the same way and reserve.
Clean the mussels and rinse in cold water.

2 / Prepare the sauce

Melt a knob of butter in a casserole, add the garlic and sliced chorizo. Add the fresh cream and the rouille.
Season to taste.
Stir and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
Sieve and reserve.

3 / Boil the mussels

Add a knob of butter to the mussel casserole and melt at a high setting.
Add the shallots, onions and carrots.
Before the vegetables take on colour, add the bouquet garni and pour over the Abbaye de Forest.
Place the mussels in the casserole and cover for 2 minutes.
Remove lid, pour over the sauce and add the mushrooms and diced tomato. Season to taste.
Stir and replace the lid.
Allow to simmer for 8 minutes, stirring from time to time.
Remove the bouquet garni.

Serve immediately with fries and an Abbaye de Forest. Enjoy!

Recipe by Benoît Vanden Eynde of “Resto Ephémère”