Mussel Recipes // Mains & Entrées // Tasty Italian Mussels
Cooking Time
Cooking Time:
7 min
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
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Tasty Italian Mussels


2 1⁄2 lb (1.5 kg) fresh PEI Mussels
1 lb (500 g) chorizo sausage or hot italian sausage, sliced
1⁄4 cup (60 mL) olive oil
1 cup (250 mL) onion, thinly sliced
1⁄2 cup (125 mL) green onion, thinly sliced
4 clove garlic, minced
2 cups (500 mL) salsa sauce
1 cup (250 mL) dry white wine
dash salt and pepper


  1. Rinse fresh PEI Mussels under tap water. Tap any mussels that are still open and discard any that do not close after being tapped and rinsed. Set aside.
  2. Sauté the sausage, onions and garlic in olive oil in a large fry pan until onion is golden.
  3. Lay cleaned mussels on top of onions and sausage. Add wine and salsa. Mix and cover.
  4. Steam for 4-7 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  5. To serve, place mussels and sausage in bowls and spoon cooking sauce over. Remove any mussels that do not open.
Recipe source: Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture