Kinsale spicy Chorico Mussels

Here is a piquant seafood recipe recommended by Rob Kenny,  Chef at Kinsale Yacht Club.  It uses succulent, rope grown Oysterhaven mussles and other local produce to make a simple and delicious meal.


  • 100g chorizo diced or thinly sliced. (Look for Gubeen Farm Chorizo – excellent Irish product)
  • 1.5kg Oysterhaven mussels. (Kinsales best)
  • 1 large shallot diced
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • ½ glass crisp white wine
  • 100ml cream
  • Handfull flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 knob butter


  1. In a large pot melt the butter and gently fry the chorizo onion and garlic for 5mins on a medium heat.
  2. Turn heat up to full and add the wine.
  3. When reduced by half add the cream, season with salt and pepper and reduce again by half.
  4. Add the mussels and cover with a lid or clingfilm and cook till mussels are open.
  5. Serve with crusty white bread and the rest of the wine!


Recipe Contributor :  Rob Kenny, Chef, Kinsale Yacht Club

Kinsale Yacht Club located in Kinsale, County Cork lies just 120 nautical miles from Wales, 240 nm from North West France and only 500 nm from the Galician Coast of North Spain.

Kinsale is known as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland and no cruise to Ireland would be complete without a visit to Kinsale. KYC Marina is located on the famous Wild Atlantic Way and also on the ‘Sail Cool Route’.

The KYC Marina is situated in the heart of Kinsale town, providing secure and safe berthing within the virtually landlocked harbour on the estuary of the Bandon River.  The marina is capable of taking visiting crafts of all sizes and a visitor to Kinsale Yacht Club you have access to all the club’s facilities as a temporary member.


For further information please visit the Kinsale Yacht Club website  :


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