Congratulations to Maria from Newark, New Jersey for her recipe " Portuguese Style
Mussels". This is a delicious way for all you seafood lovers to prepare this savory dish.
Thanks to Maria once again for submitting her recipe for all of us to enjoy.


4    lb  of fresh mussels
5    lrg garlic cloves minced
1    lrg  red bell pepper cut julienne strips
1    lrg  green bell pepper cut julienne strips
1    lrg onion sliced thin
3    links of Spanish Chorizo sausage cut into 1/4 inch rounds
2    cups of  dry white wine
3    dash  Tabasco pepper sauce
2    bay leaves
6    black peppercorns crushed
1    tsp  coarse salt

Scrub the mussels well in several changes of water, scrape off the beards and rinse the mussels.

In a large dutch oven combine the garlic, bell peppers, onion, and sausage and cook the mixture in the
oil over moderately low heat, stirring until the vegetables have softened.

Add the wine, mussels, Tabasco, bay leaves and the salt. Steam the mussels covered over heat,
shaking the kettle occasionally for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the mussels have opened. Discard the bay
leaves and any unopened mussels. Plate with juices and fresh crusty bread. 4 to 6 servings.
Portuguese Style Mussels