Mussels with Beer and Chorizo - Classic Mexican street food

Mussels with Beer and Chorizo

A classic Mexican street food dish is mussels with beer and chorizo. It takes around 30mins, bringing the flavours and fragrances of Mexican life to your kitchen. Grab a six-pack and enjoy a beer whilst cooking up this feast. Be sure to prepare your mussels the ‘Kinkawooka Way’ for maximum flavour and full-bodied texture.

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  • 1kg packet of ready to cook Boston Bay Kinkawooks Mussels
  • 250 grams of fresh Mexican chorizo. Remove casting.
  • 1 tbs of quality olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 ¼ tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped parsley
  • 1 stubby of Mexican pilsner


1 Open the pack of Boston Bay ready to cook mussels and strain off the water. Give them a quick rinse under cold water.

2 Heat the pot on the stove with approximately 1cm of water. When the water is boiling add the mussels, cover with a lid and steam them for a couple of minutes, stirring every minute or so until they open.

3 Try to make sure every mussel comes into contact with the heat, which helps to make sure they open.

4 Remove from the heat and strain the mussels off, keeping some of the liquid in a bowl.

5 Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook chorizo, onion, chopped garlic, cumin and salt, stirring frequently to break up chorizo. Cook until onions are softened and chorizo is cooked through - about 10 minutes.

6 Add beer and butter; increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute to reduce slightly.

7 Add the mussels and leftover liquid, cover and cook for 3-5 minutes.

8 Ladle into large serving bowls and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

9 Serve with toasted crusty bread and enjoy with a Pilsner beer.

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