Salpicon de Choros (Smoked Mussel Salad)

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YIELD: 1 batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak mesquite chips in water for a few hours; heat them in a large Dutch oven or heavy roaster.
  • Meanwhile, scrub the mussels and place in a dish that fits inside the roaster.
  • When the chips smoke, place the mussels on top, splash water around for steam, cover tightly and heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and leave covered for 1 hour.
  • Discard unopened mussels.
  • Shred lettuce; scrape carrot, cut in juliennes and blanch; peel, seed and dice tomatoes; peel and dice avocado; peel and slice eggs.
  • Mix mussels and vegetables, toss with dressing and le t stand for a few minutes.
  • Serve in bowls, garnished with egg slices.
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