Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine

Mussels Gazpacho

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 servings of 2 to 3 mussels each
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

16 to 24 large fresh mussels in shell, debearded and well scrubbed

1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced small

2 tomatoes, seeds removed and diced small

1 red onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 teaspoons tomato paste

2 dashes hot sauce (recommended: Tobasco)

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

1 lime, juiced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup sour cream, as garnish, optioinal

Directions

  1. Fill a saucepot with 1-inch of water. Place mussels in pot, cover, and steam until mussels open, discarding any that do not open. Remove mussels from pan and chill.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cucumber, tomatoes, onion, garlic, tomato paste, hot sauce, cilantro and lime juice and season with salt and pepper. When mussels are cold, split the shells, leaving the mussel on the half-shell and discarding the other half. Spoon some of the mixture on top of mussel. Garnish with sour cream, if desired.

Choose a topic to find related recipes.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Sifted: Sweet and Salty Desserts + More Delicious Bits Feb 13, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …