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Mussel, Chorizo, and White Bean Stew

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Howdy!  How is your day going?  I know that so many of us, myself included, live a fast-paced routine– a race against the clock…. However, I find it refreshing to stop sometimes, let myself catch a breath, and prepare something to make myself happy.  That is why today I am going back to the basics.  Huh?  By “the basics” I mean slow cooking: a dish that takes time to prepare, but produces full-flavored results, bringing out all the savory goodness of the ingredients in our autumnal Mussel, Chorizo, and White Bean Stew!!! It’s a party in a bowl…

Mussel, Chorizo, and White Bean Stew

OK, happy?  I hope you are, because this is simply one of the best stews you will ever have.  This stew is a labor of love, but the flavors are worth every second of the time spent preparing it.  Yes, perfection takes time and care!!!  This reminds me of the Fiji Water filtration process. Just as artesian FIJI Water trickles down through the layers of volcanic rock over time, gathering minerals and electrolytes along the way that create FIJI’s soft smooth taste, likewise our  white bean stew simmers slowly over time to bring out the most amazing flavors and scents from its ingredients.

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The inspiration behind our white bean stew was two dishes from my home country: Brazilian Dobradinha (a white bean stew somewhat similar to the French Cassoulet) and an added touch (mussels) from Leão Veloso Soup, which is basically a seafood soup.  Since we are in autumn, my favorite season, I added some of my favorite seasonal vegetables: kale and butternut squash.

The result? An elegant yet comforting white bean stew that combines different textures and contrasting flavors from its ingredients, making the most of the slow-cooking process.  Man, oh man… just thinking of the taste puts a big smile on my face.

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Trust me: You will have a ball… Enjoy!

Mussel, Chorizo, and White Bean Stew

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30 Responses to Mussel, Chorizo, and White Bean Stew

  1. Amy (Savory Moments) November 11, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    This stew looks so good – so full of great flavors!

  2. Deb|EastofEdenCooking November 12, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    What a fantastic recipe to share on a cold fall evening! We are expecting some much needed rain this week and my family would love to come home to a bowl of this marvelous stew!

    • Denise Browning November 12, 2014 at 10:36 am #

      Thank you, Deb! This became a real family favorite. It is one of those dishes that get tastier and tastier on the second day and on.

  3. [email protected] Riffs November 12, 2014 at 11:21 am #

    What a great dish! I sometimes make something similar, although without the chorizo. Love the idea of that! And I have to try it. Thanks so much.

    • Denise Browning November 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

      John: Thanks! I hope you try it with chorizo or kialbasa.

  4. Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine November 12, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    This sounds perfect for a dinner party on a chili evening. It looks amazing Denise and you’re right, some things are certainly worth the time.

    • Denise Browning November 12, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

      Thanks, Chris! The best thing about slow cooking is the flavor enhancement.

  5. francesca November 13, 2014 at 6:28 am #

    Pretty genius – I know what I’m making for dinner tonight 🙂

  6. Gourmet Getaways November 13, 2014 at 6:45 am #

    Now, this one’s a rich, tasty stew! The toast is just perfect for mopping the rich sauce. Yummo!!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

    • Denise Browning November 13, 2014 at 8:30 am #

      Thanks a lot! We ate it all. With these low temps, I am already craving this again.

  7. Lail | With A Spin November 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    Flavorful and cozy stew. Delicious.

  8. Julia | November 15, 2014 at 1:46 am #

    Love mussel stews! Chorizo and white beans make it even better. I can just see myself eating this while it snows outside.

    • Denise Browning November 15, 2014 at 7:53 am #

      Thanks, Julia! I love this stew too. Here it is not snowing like in Colorado but temps have been quite low.

  9. marcela November 15, 2014 at 5:15 am #

    Delicious! As always :)I totally love mussel stews!

  10. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) November 16, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    Wow Denise, what a beautiful stew. I just try this soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  11. Raymund November 17, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

    This is my type of meal, love all the flavour profiles in this recipe.

  12. Kiran @ November 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

    This looks so comforting and cozy, Denise.

  13. Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish November 18, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    Denise, this recipe is just brilliant. Layers of flavor! LOVE.

    • Denise Browning November 19, 2014 at 8:22 am #

      Hi, Suzy!
      Thanks a lot. Yes, there are different flavors and textures in this dish. These are exactly what I love about it. Those who have tried it, love this dish as well.

  14. Little Cooking Tips November 23, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    We love this soup soup Denise!! It looks delicious… all these ingredients!! Yummm!! 🙂


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