a few weeks ago, as i walked by the frozen seafood aisle, i picked up a box of frozen mussels and placed them into my basket. i wasn’t quite sure what i’d do with them at the time but a quick pinterest search for “spicy mussels recipe” brought me to melissa d’arabian’s “spicy mussels with chorizo and wine” recipe on foodnetwork.com. my boyfriend commented that this was probably the best meal i’ve ever made and that’s saying alot considering we’ve been dating for well over 10 years now! so if you definitely want to impress your significant other with your cooking, please give this recipe a try! i won’t relist the ingredients and instructions here, since that can be found in the link above, but i will post the before, during, and after pictures for your viewing pleasure 🙂 the only adjustment next time for me would be to buy fresh mussels instead; the frozen ones were a little too chewy for my liking but the spicy chorizo flavoring was all there! it was also a pain to scrape off dried barnacles and seaweed on the mussel shells so beware of that and make sure you clean it thoroughly before you toss it into the pot. for the bread, i cut the loaf into thick slices with a serrated knife and sprayed both sides quickly with pam butter spray, then sprinkled some dried oregano on both sides as well. i baked these in the oven for about 3 minutes per side at 350 degrees and they were so crispy and delicious. 10/10 i’d make this again!