Chorizo Fennel Mussels Recipe

Chorizo Fennel Mussels Recipe

These amazing Italian-inspired mussels are a great choice to serve at a gathering. They are easy to cook and incredibly delicious to share.

Serves: 4


Chorizo Fennel Mussels Recipe

By: Georgia Harding

This amazing Italian-inspired mussels recipe are a great choice to serve at a gathering. They are easy to cook and incredibly delicious to share!


Prep time

Cook time



  • 2kg fresh mussels (I used Spencer Gulf live organic mussels)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bulb fennel, finely sliced
  • 60g chorizo sausage
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 150mL white wine
  • 150mL stock or broth
  • ½ bunch fresh parsley leaves, chopped roughly

  • To Serve
  • Sourdough baguette
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic clove, minced


  • Rinse and beard the mussels and place in a large pot with 60mL water. Cover with a lid.
  • In a small pan, heat the olive oil and sauté the fennel so that it just starts to brown, about 10 mins.
  • Remove the skin from the chorizo (if possible) and finely dice sausage.
  • When the fennel is caramelised, add the chorizo and garlic and cook, stirring for 2 mins or so.
  • Turn up the heat and add the tomatoes and wine. It should sizzle. Reduce the heat immediately and add the broth or stock. Simmer for another 3–4 mins.
  • Place the mussels on a high heat. Check after 4–5 mins that they have opened. If not, replace the lid for one more min and check again.
  • To char the sourdough, heat your barbecue grill and rub the slices of bread on both sides with olive oil. Char on both sides then rub with garlic.
  • Once most of the mussels are open, drain them in a colander.
  • Place them back in the pot, add the parsley leaves and pour over the sauce. Stir through, then transfer to a platter.
  • Enjoy immediately and serve with char-grilled sourdough baguette to mop up the delicious sauce.


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Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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