Once I got my little bag of goodies home, I remembered an episode of Barefoot Contessa where she talked about soaking mussels with flour and water to disgorge any sand. Ina's never steered me wrong, so I soaked the mussels in 2 quarts of water with 1/3 cup of flour for 30 minutes and then cleaned them all up.
The chorizo and tomato sauce that went with these came together quickly and was delicious. My husband loved it and had the mussels just with French bread (no grit or sand). I did a separate pan of sauce for my crab and it was equally as yummy with pasta. Happy hearts all around <3
|All cleaned up and ready for the pot!|