Mussels Peruvian Style / Mussels Callao Style/ Choros a la Chalaca

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 11:30

Ingredients :

12 mussels tightly closed
2 medium size onions, finely chopped
Juice of 3 key limes
1 tablespoon ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili), blended
½ rocoto / red hot pepper, rinsed, seeded and deveined, finely chopped
1 ½ tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
¾ cups corn kernels, cooked
½ tomato, peeled, seeded and cut in small cubes
1 tablespoon oil
1 key lime, cut in wedges to serve


Rinse mussels thoroughly and scrub under running water. Discard any mussels that are not tightly closed.


Baked Mussels / Choros Horneados / Mejillones Horneados

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:58

Mussel Stock:
3 dozen mussels washed cleaned and scrubbed
½ medium size onion, halved
1 leek, rinsed and halved
1/3 cup dry white wine
3 tbsp lime juice
2 whole garlic cloves, skinned

Mussel preparation
2 tbsp oil
2 red onions, finely chopped
3 tbsp chopped leek, white part only
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp sun dried yellow ají paste
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp turmeric
2 cups mussel stock
2 tbsp bread crumbs
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Chopped parsley

Mussel Stock: