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Chilean Mussels (Choritos) Cream Recipe
Chilean Mussels (Choritos) Cream Recipe

An excellent recipe for Chilean mussels (choritos) cream made with simple and straightforward ingredients. It’s quick to prepare but full of flavor.

How to Make Chilean Mussels Cream?

Preparing mussels cream is a delicious mixture of broth, vegetables, and white wine, ideal for serving hot, garnished with a little cream and fried bread croutons.

Nutritional Information

Category: Creams
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 350
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Chilean Choritos Cream Recipe


  • 400 grams of cooked or canned mussels (choritos)
  • 500 ml of boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons of cream
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
  • ½ diced onion
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • Bread croutons
  • Fresh parsley leaves


  1. In a medium-sized pot, heat the oil over medium heat, add the diced onion and grated carrot, and cook until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the minced garlic and paprika and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
  2. Pour the white wine into the pot and cook until the alcohol has evaporated and the liquid has reduced by half. Let it cool, then pour it into a food processor. Add the cooked choritos, parsley, and blend everything until you get a smooth mixture. Set aside.
  3. In another medium-sized pot, melt the butter over low heat, add the flour, and stir until it forms a paste similar to a roux. Gradually add the milk while stirring, and continue to add the vegetable broth until you have a liquid white sauce.
  4. Incorporate the blended choritos mixture and mix everything well to integrate the aromas, flavors, and textures. Reheat the mixture.
  5. Serve the choritos cream hot, garnished with a little cream, fried bread croutons, and fresh parsley.

Benefits of consuming mussels

  • Mussels are an excellent source of proteins, vitamins, and minerals. They contain omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, and manganese.
  • They are rich in amino acids that stimulate the formation and release of growth hormones and also contain vitamin E and vitamin A, which are beneficial for eye health.

Did you know?

To preserve their conservation, in Chile, the extraction of choritos (mussels) is subject to a ban from November to December in regions I to XI, with a minimum extraction size of 5 centimeters.


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