Green Chile Mussels

Menu Part: 
Appetizer
Cuisine Type: 
Mexican
Serves: 
4

A steaming bowl of mussels is topped with a deliciously seasoned, spicy broth. Serve with plenty of bread to mop up all those juices.

Ingredients

4 poblanos, roasted and peeled
2 jalapeños, roasted and peeled
5 tomatillos, coarsely chopped
1⁄2 cup cilantro, chopped
3 tbsp. olive oil
1⁄2 cup lime juice
Salt and pepper
6 lb. mussels
2 cups white wine or broth

Steps

1. In a food processor, combine poblanos, jalapeños, tomatillos, and cilantro. Mix until completely blended.

2. Slowly add olive oil, then lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to a small saucepan and gently heat.

3. Wash and sort the mussels, removing pieces of protruding beard.

4. In a large pot, bring liquid to a simmer. Add mussels, cover, and raise heat to medium-high. When mussels have opened, transfer to a large bowl. Pour additional chile mixture over mussels.

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