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'Nduja Mussels

Steamed Mussels with a Calabrian 'Nduja Heat

by Raizza Encinas Marie

If you like seafood with a delicious heat, this 'Nduja Mussels recipe is the ticket to a quick-cooking, warm hearty dinner meal.

'Nduja—pronounced “en-DOO-ya,” comes from Calabria in Southern Italy. It’s made with fatty ground pork, ground Calabrian chilies, and salt. It’s fermented in warm, climate-controlled chambers for 12 to 36 hours, then moved to a chamber with a cooler temperature, and aged for longer. 'Nduja lends a buttery texture, always spreadable and packs a great flavor—salty, spicy-sweet, subtly funky, and very yummy.

The high fat percentage of 'Nduja allows it to perfectly blend with the aromatics, the white wine, and the mussel juice, lending the broth a distinct heat from the Calabrian chilies and meaty richness from the pork in this dish.

'Nduja Mussels

4 Servings

15 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil (optional, chili-infused)

85 g Shallots (or Onions), thinly sliced

2 Garlic cloves

Kosher salt (as needed)

60 g Villani or Sila & Sila Fratelli 'Nduja

240 ml Dry White Wine

1 kg Fresh Mussels, scrubbed and cleaned

15 g Fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped

1 tbsp Lemon Juice

1 tsp Lemon Zest, finely grated

1 Sourdough Bread Loaf, for serving

20 minutes Cooking Time
Heat some oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat.
Add in sliced shallots/onions and minced garlic, season with salt, and cook (stirring regularly) for about 5 to 7 minutes.
Add in your 'Nduja and use a wooden spoon to break it up into pieces.
Stir vigorously, making sure to combine it with the shallots/onions and garlic. Cook all are stained red and fully coated.
Add in dry white wine, and increase the heat. Bring to a boil.
Add in the mussels, and cover. Let cook, shaking the pan frequently, and stirring every 30 seconds or so. Cook only until mussels open.
Once done, remove from heat, and transfer the mussels into a heatproof serving bowl.
Add chopped parsley and lemon juice, and toss to combine.
Serve with a slice of a thickly sliced Sourdough bread, drizzled with olive oil, and broiled until heavily toasted.
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