Fantastic! This may be a perfect recipe! My only changes were that I used a poblano chile instead of a green bell because I adore them, I had regular smoked paprika in my pantry, and I used linguica instead of the chorizo because you can't get Spanish chorizo in my neighborhood. I agree with previous reviewers in that the pasta should probably be cooked (or almost) before you steam the mussels. It's difficult to keep them warm while you finish the sauce & pasta. No complaints though - it'll be easier the 2nd time around. And there will be a 2nd time and a 3rd time, etc. Thanks, CL, for making my Sunday dinner so impressive!
Delicious!!!! It is an absolutely spectacular dish that is perfect for impressing company. It was easy to make and so satisfying.
This was SO good! I've never made mussels before, so I was kind of nervous about making this...it turned out VERY well though! Definitely not a quick meal, but definitely worth the effort! I used hot Italian sausage instead of chorizo, and just regular paprika. I will DEFINITELY make this one again!
Sensational. We get very good chorizo from my Spanish inlaws, and have a good stock of spanish smoked paprikas from tienda.com. Serves 4 hungry adults. I like my mussels in a broth and would have been happy with less or no cream. The noodles absorbed a lot more broth after they sat for about 10 minutes. I wonder if it would make sense to put the mussels in at the end? My 2.5 qt. le creuset was over-stuffed with this dish.